Feast Troon has launched a Pay It Forward scheme to show an act of kindness for people in the community.

The scheme involves someone paying for a meal at the restaurant and then someone else going into the shop to claim the meal.

It is open to anyone and is not exclusive to people who are struggling financially.

The scheme officially started on Monday, March, 26, with people being encouraged to get involved straight away.

Owner of Feast Troon, Mike Crowe, told the Advertiser that it was important to him to open the scheme up to everyone.

He said: “A lot of people see it as something to do with poverty, but we were keen to ensure that anyone could benefit from this.

“It’s really just a way to brighten up someone’s day, especially with what so many people have been through over the last year or so.

“Even if it’s something like a free coffee or something small like that, it could make such a difference.

“It’s all about giving back and it’s a wee bit of good karma I believe as well, so hopefully lots of people can benefit from it.”

At the moment, there is no time limit on the scheme and it will be running for as long as possible.

Mike added: “We wanted to wait until we were opened back up before starting the scheme because we felt people would be more comfortable with coming into the shop to pick up a meal or a coffee, instead of standing outside.

“I know I keep saying it but it really could help someone out who has been having a tough day and needs some cheering up.

“I know it would definitely brighten up my day, so hopefully it’s the same for a lot of other people”.

To find out more, visit the Feast Troon Facebook page or website at www.feast-troon.co.uk.