Peterborough restaurant owner to donate 400 free meals to families in need this March
A Peterborough restaurant owner is donating around 400 free meals to families in need throughout March.
Rony Choudhury, who owns the Bombay Brasserie on Broadway, is providing meals to five families each night between Sunday and Thursday throughout the four weeks in March. The options will change each night but will include a full main meal, complete with rice, poppadoms, naan bread and vegetables for a maximum of four people.
Rony is being supported in his efforts by Ishfaq Hussain, who runs the More Cars dealership in the city, but during the pandemic has been involved in numerous charitable projects and has helped to provide thousands of meals to people in the city, along with a number of the Conservative councillors and Peterborough MP Paul Bristow.
They have all pledged their support to help deliver some of the meals.
Residents have been encouraged to nominate families that they feel are deserving or to request a meal themselves either by contacting Rony directly on 07714218298 or via messaging the Paul Bristow MP/CoroneHeroes Peterborough Facebook pages. Rony is looking to find out how to get in touch with the family and why they are deserving of a free meal.
The scheme is targeting those who might not ordinarily seek help or for whom existing support structures such as the Council Hub aren’t designed.
Rony said: “So much has been done by so many fantastic people to feed the homeless in the city. What we are looking to do is be there to support people who might not ordinarily seek support, might be really struggling financially during the pandemic or maybe there is a member of the family who works really hard to cook a family meal each night and they deserve to be given a rest.
“I feel it is my duty as a citizen of this city to not just think about profit all of the time. So many are really struggling at the moment and I know a lot of them may not feel able to ask for a favour or too shy to ask for one, that is why we are asking people to get in touch to nominate people that are deserving.”