Leeds takeaway delivering free rice, curry and toilet rolls to elderly people
Another example of a selfless local business supporting its community
The lack of toilet rolls on supermarket shelves has encapsulated the panic buying habit that has swept across the UK, leaving many shops bare of essential items such as bread, frozen meals and tinned food.
Because people who are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 are also the ones who require basic goods the most, a business owner in Leeds has leapt to support those in need in his nearby area.
Mohammed Saheb Miah owns the Bengali restaurant Bengal Cottage, and he has stepped in to ensure that the residents of the village of Micklefield in Leeds receive the supplies they need to get by in their daily lives.
His business is offering free rice and curry to all of the elderly people in his neighbourhood, as well as complimentary toilet rolls – currently an exclusive luxury. The restaurant has bulked up on stock of essential items to make sure that they are readily available to be dispatched and so that people are not conned by sellers charging excessive prices for goods in limited supply.
Mohammed has vowed to keep the offer going for as long as the Coronavirus battle continues, showing genuine commitment and compassion to those around him.
For those who will struggle to regularly shop or cook as the virus crisis drags on, Mohammed’s generosity will provide them with invaluable help. It would be nice to think that the community will repay his efforts by eating at his restaurant once the Covid-19 risks subside.