Fantastic efforts by Curry Houses spotlighting our inspirational NHS
By Sam Smith The Curry Industry is full of wonderful and passionate people and we proved that again and again during the crisis. The Covid -19 Pandemic is the worst thing to hit the restaurant sector in modern times. We have never seen anything like this before. Many businesses including restaurants, pubs and bars were forced to closed to deal with the challenge of this pandemic. Some Curry Houses has been running limited takeaways delivery and collections operation only. Despite businesses are faced with the most challenging time for generation, the Curry House Heroes joined in a national effort to deliver most favourite free curries for elderly, vulnerable, the NHS heroes and Key Workers, those working tirelessly during this tough time. While many of these restaurants have offered discounts for Hospitals and Key Workers for a long time, it demonstrates the relentless generosity of many eateries that even in this dire time for the Curry Industry, they are still rewarding others for working so hard with delivering free curries.
Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA) that represents many thousands of Curry Houses across the country has been actively asking its members to help out in a national effort to deliver free curries to NHS staffs, vulnerable people in the society. Mr M A Munim, President of BCA, said: “there aren’t many people who deserve to be rewarded with free curries more during the Coronavirus outbreak than NHS staff members and key workers. They are already going without sleep. If they also don’t have good food, they will burn out faster, function less well and become ill themselves.” In thisissue of Curry Life ourreporter SAM SMITH reflected on some Curry House Heroes involved in this commendable initiative acrossthecountry to deliverfreecurriesto our NHS Heroes, Key Workers and vulnerable people during this pandemic which devastated our nation.