Whereas unable to earn cash by tattooing purchasers, Steve Lowry will likely be serving to out those that want some additional meals and assist in these troublesome instances.
Steve, from Stubbington, was sorting by his meals cabinet throughout a home transfer when he observed there have been numerous gadgets he both didn’t like or wouldn’t eat – and the concept for the meals financial institution was born.
With assist from beneficiant prospects at his studio The Lair in South Avenue, Gosport, Steve has collected loads of donations of meals, toiletries, pet meals and extra which he needs to make obtainable for anybody who wants it.
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Steve, 40, stated: ‘The studio is closed down for a month, in all probability longer. It’s simply sat there empty, we would as effectively do one thing good with it.
‘It’s simply taken off. Simply drop me a message, come down and get what you want – you don’t have to fulfill a standards.’
Having had to make use of meals banks himself prior to now, Steve is aware of what it may be like and desires to verify nobody feels uncomfortable getting what they want.
Spouse Stacey has been supportive of the concept, and desires to assist others who’re unable to work throughout this era.
Stacey, a assist employee, stated: ‘There are different households who received’t have the funds for to get by lockdown.
‘It simply snowballed, individuals have been very beneficiant. He’s going to run the meals financial institution from the studio and individuals who want it might probably message the studio web page and he’ll open it up to allow them to select what they want.’
She added: ‘Steve determined to do one thing constructive throughout this lockdown interval for our area people. We’d be very grateful for donations, we hope that we generally is a assist to the area people throughout a really exhausting yr.’
The meals financial institution will want quite a lot of tinned items, dried meals, toiletries, bathroom roll and extra.
The unbiased service will likely be obtainable from tomorrow and anybody who wants assist or want to donate can contact Steve by The Lair Facebook page or on Instagram @scottishtattooerist