Lokal – Buying a Meal for the Homeless
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Doing a Good Deed
I described in the Novy Prostor post how you can buy a meal for the homeless but I thought it was worth raising it’s profile because many people don’t realise how easy it can be to help the homeless with a single simple act.
While you are enjoying your food you can also buy a meal for a homeless person.
How does it work?
You’ll read many reviews of Lokal in Prague with phrases like “great Czech food”, “professional service” and you’ll find several branches of the “Lokal” restaurant chain in central Prague but not many people see one of the things on the menu or understand what it means. In Czech its “Oběd pro dalšího” (pictured above). In English it translates as “lunch for the next” and you’ll find it at the bottom of the menu on the wall.
Regardless of whether you are here for lunch or dinner, you add this menu item to your bill (at the time of writing it was CZK90) and it gets translated into a meal voucher for a Novy Prostor reseller or otherwise homeless person. They can then come into a Lokal restaurant to get a hot lunch and a drink.
The graphic above is from the Lokal restaurant in Dlouha but all of their restaurants in Prague offer this option. At lunchtime it’s at the bottom of the board. At dinner it’s the only item on the board. If you want to find the locations of the chain then check the Lokal webpage.
Enjoy your food and feel good at the same time.