Restaurant in East Didsbury offering free hot meals for families

Khandoker Restaurant in East Didsbury is offering free hot meals to children and families struggling with food poverty.

This follows Manchester United and England star Marcus Rashford’s petition for the Government to extend free school meals over the half-term holidays, the petition gained over 400,000 signatures.

A majority of 322 MPs voted against extending free school meals but this has not stopped local businesses across the country help do their part to end child food poverty.

Mo Khandoker, Director of Khandoker Restaurant said: “We thought, as a small local business we have plenty of food and we can help as best as we can.

“The main thing is to get the message out. For people to get together and work together during hard times.”

Over the pandemic, Khandoker Restaurant donated thousands of meals to the NHS and vulnerable people, they have also run many dinner events to raise money for charities. 

Wythenshawe-born Rashford, 22, shared Khandoker’s social media post on helping feed children in food poverty.

He Tweeted: “Blown away by news of local businesses stepping up to fill the voucher scheme deficit during the October half term.

“Selflessness, kindness, togetherness, this is the England I know.”

For more information, check out @The_Khandoker and @MarcusRashford on twitter.

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