Cambridge mayor awards Taj Tandoori for food bank support
Taj continues its commitment for the betterment of our local community and you can expect us to do even more.
A leading Indian restaurant in Cambridge has been recognised by the city’s mayor for its volunteer work in supporting vulnerable residents during the ongoing Covid crisis.
Taj Tandoori said it came as “a big surprise” to win The Mayor’s Volunteer for Cambridge Award 2020-21 which was launched last year.
The awards “formally recognise the outstanding contributions that volunteers, community groups, organisations and businesses have made in supporting residents in Cambridge during the coronavirus crisis”.
Located on Cherry Hinton Road, the Halal eatery said that it “has donated hot cooked meals & essentials to the elderly, self-isolating, vulnerable and needy in our community”.
Having provided food for NHS staff and other front-line staff, Taj Tandoori said it is also supporting the ‘Fill Your Foodbanks’ campaign by donating food and essentials local food banks and food hubs.
Posting on its Instagram account, the restaurant said: “We are all about our community and it’s an honour for us to serve our community. It is a big surprise to us to have been recognised by The Mayor’s Volunteer for Cambridge Award 2020-2021.
“Thank you to those kind folks that nominated us. We certainly are not looking for recognition but we are humbled to have received it. Taj continues its commitment for the betterment of our local community and you can expect us to do even more.”
Cambridge’s Mayor, Cllr Russ McPherson, launched the awards to celebrate “the incredible community spirit shown this year” before asking residents to nominate their own community heroes for an award.