George Clooney grabs bite at UK sandwich shop helping homeless

Agence France-Presse
The actor makes a stop at The Social Bite cafe, which allows customers to pre-pay for a meal which will later be given to a homeless person

SOCIAL BITE. George Clooney stands outside the cafe with co-founders Josh Littlejohn and Alice Thompson. The Social Bite cafe is a sandwich shop that helps the homeless in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Jeff Holmes/EPA

LONDON, UK – Movie star George Clooney dropped into a sandwich shop staffed by people who used to be homeless in Scotland’s capital Edinburgh Thursday, November 12.

The Social Bite cafe donates all of its profits to charity and runs a scheme which allows customers to pre-pay for a meal or hot drink which will later be given to a homeless person.

A quarter of its staff were formerly homeless and it has a menu created by a Michelin-starred chef which includes haggis and jambalaya.

Mr George Clooney being very generous with his time and taking selfies with our staff today. Go team! 🙂

Posted by Social Bite on Thursday, 12 November 2015


Social Bite co-founder Josh Littlejohn said the Ocean’s Eleven star had donated £1,000 (1,400 euros, $1,500) to the cafe as well as paying £5 for food in the cafe.

“I like what they’re doing, I think it’s a very important cause. I think the idea that we can all participate in everyone’s difficulties is really important,” Clooney, who was greeted by a crowd of fans, said before going inside.

Clooney is in Scotland for a string of engagements including speaking at a business awards ceremony in Edinburgh. –