Posted: 30.03.20 at 07:05 by The Editor
A GRAYS restaurant gave away 350 meals to local people on Sunday - with residents even queuing in a brief snow flurry to take advantage of the generosity.
See Abdul Bashir and his staff at Desi Indian Dining Club on Orsett Road had initially planned to donate the meals to NHS staff at Basildon & Thurrock Hospital but the offer was turned down on logistical reasons by the hospital Trust.
Undeterred Abdul decided to press ahead with the giveaway and made the food available to allcomers.
He said: "Thank you for everyone who turned up to receive their free food. It was a very rewarding and a successful day despite the weather! We hope that everyone enjoyed our food and that you visit us again when we open our doors after the pandemic is over. Stay safe and bless you all."
Desi is still open for online orders which can be collected or delivered. Click here for details.
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