Cakes, curry and KFC: Food donations pour in for Black Country NHS staff
Local pubs, restaurant chains and fast-food outlets have been ensuring Black Country NHS workers don't go hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.
With cafes and restaurants now restricted to serving takeaway food only, many have devoted their spare time to providing food for those on the frontline.
Major chains like KFC, Subway and Nando's have all donated food to Black Country hospitals, while local businesses have also proved generous.
Moghul Palace Indian Restaurant in Pelsall, Walsall, made the decision to close to protect its staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
However owner Fareed Miah wanted to thank workers at Walsall Manor Hospital for their hard work by giving something back before he shut down.
He said: "We did really well with a takeaway service, so I thought we'll get some extra food in to donate because the NHS has done a fantastic job.
"I'm just fortunate that I've got a restaurant to provide them with over 100 meals, like baltis and jalfrezis, because they've been working extremely hard at helping us fight this battle.
"We thought that this is a little gesture we could do and I knew that the NHS staff would appreciate it."
Staff at Walsall Manor were also treated to a donation of sandwiches from Marston's Brewery, which went to staff working on wards one and 29.
Meanwhile workers at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton enjoyed a number of donations from local businesses, including all the remaining food from KFC in Oxley.
The intensive care unit team were sent a large platter of sandwiches from Subway at Bentley Bridge, while Park View Hotel and Hamilton's restaurant sent in a selection of sandwiches and cakes.
Businesses in Dudley were also praised for their generosity by Russells Hall Hospital, which received donations from a number of places around the region.
The hospital received cobs from Matt the Baker at Bilston Market, as well as a huge stack of pizzas from Domino's in Stourbridge.
It also took delivery of 115 takeaway meals from the Four Ways pub in Oldbury and Island Inn in West Bromwich, delivered by owners Amrik Singh and Dal Singh.
Finally, staff at Sandwell General Hospital in Smethwick enjoyed a variety of dishes donated specially by West Bromwich-based Chinese restaurant Cantonese House.
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