Clooney grabs bite at UK sandwich shop helping homeless

Clooney grabs bite at UK sandwich shop helping homeless
George Clooney in Scotland.
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LONDON - Movie star George Clooney dropped into a sandwich shop staffed by people who used to be homeless in Scotland's capital Edinburgh Thursday.

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.

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.

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