Restaurants continue to donate food to the NHS
Restaurants across the country continued to donate free meals to hospital staff at the forefront in battling the spread of Covid-19.
Pakistani restaurant MyLahore has been busy distributing “care packs” to both Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmigham’s speacialist team as well as members of Heartlands Hospital down the road.
Earlier in the week, the brand’s London branch sent a delivery to nurses at Newham General Hospital before pledging: “We will be reaching out to local hospitals with food deliveries. Please email: [email protected] if you work in the administration teams for these hospitals.”
Wanting to show their “appreciation for all their hard work and continued care for all”, MyLahore added: “We feel it’s small gestures like this that makes us feel more like a community and fight this together.”
Indian restaurant Rivaaz in Lymington donated a total of 197 meals to not just NHS staff at Lymington New Forest Hospital, but also members of Oakhaven Hospice Trust who offer palliative care to those facing life-limiting illness.
While also getting to “hear some incredible stories” during his drop-off rounds, Rivaaz owner Shahin Malek took the opportunity to say: “Thank you to everyone for your support and not to mention my incredible Rivaaz Team for cooking up this amazing food for everyone.”
Halal Caribbean Manjaros in Newcastle was also busy dropping off “some well deserved Parmo’s and Wings to the frontline members of the NHS” at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.
Bombay Central in west London’s Harrow sent 100 meals to Northwick Park Hospital which on Friday declared a “critical incident” following the sudden influx of coronavirus patients.
Sheesh in Chigwell, a barbecue restaurant established in a 600-year-old building owned by business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar, were giving away free food parcels to NHS employees right throughout the weekend.
A restaurant representative told FtLion that hundreds of meals had been collected since Friday by hungry staff members.