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VEGGIE RESTAURANT STAFF ‘COVID HEROES’ FOR 3,000 FREE MEALS

Staff at a vegetarian restaurant have been hailed as ‘Covid Heroes’ after serving up more than 3,000 free meals to help lockdown-stricken locals.

The Gherkin in Levenshulme, Greater Manchester, decided to chip in and aid the community, especially those hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

Owner Jamie Whittaker, 40, and his 14-strong team have worked tirelessly to provide 3,360 cooked vegetarian meals, 1,120 homemade desserts and 72 Christmas food parcels to struggling locals.

Jamie, from Levenshulme, praised his ‘amazing’ staff, adding: “When delivering the meals, it was heart-wrenching to see so many people struggling but they were very thankful. It’s nice to be a part of something positive.

“I’ve always been involved in community work so I couldn’t just sit back and do nothing during this challenging time.”

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