A KINGSWINFORD Indian restaurant has partnered with community volunteers to offer free meals to people in need.

Robby's Indian Fine Dining has teamed up with community champion Shaz Saleem and the Saleem Foundation Award for Heroes winner Maya Garbett to provide 500 hot meals to those who are struggling.

Mohammed Siddiq, manager at Robby’s, said: “This isn't just about feeding people; it's about offering a helping hand, a warm gesture, and a taste of the Robby's hospitality that our customers have come to know and love.”

Robby’s has been based in the village for more than 30 years and Mr Siddiq said: “This initiative is our way of saying thank you – a token of our appreciation for the loyalty and support we've received over the years.

“We believe everyone deserves a chance to experience the joy of a delicious meal, and by working alongside Shaz Saleem we hope to make a positive impact on those who are struggling.

“This collaboration highlights the importance of community – of working together to address challenges and ensure everyone has access to basic necessities. It's our way of ensuring the spirit of community that has sustained Robby's for 30 years continues to thrive in Kingswinford.”

Shaz Saleem said: “Robby's are passionate about sharing the magic of Indian cuisine but are also passionate about giving back. I’m honoured to play a role in supporting Siddiq in making a difference. We look forward to serving up hundreds of hot meals, bringing a bit of warmth and nourishment to those who need it most.”

The meals will be distributed via local food banks and soup kitchens to anyone who may be struggling. People will also be given vouchers to get a meal from the restaurant, Mr Saleem said.

For more details people can email Shaz at askshaz@hotmail.co.uk or call the restaurant.