A legend at lunchtime

SUNDAY LUNCH PROVIDERS: Bollyood Star restaurant owner Baljeet Sandhu with wife Surinderpal Kaur have teamed up with volunteers from the Tairawhiti Multicultural Council including Meredith Stewart, Carole Johnson, Arish Naresh, Pramod Kumar and Sarwan Kumar to provide free lunches on Sundays to those who need them. Picture supplied

BOLLYWOOD Star Restaurant owner Baljeet Sandhu and a group of volunteers provided free lunches for 123 from his restaurant on Sunday.

“I wanted to do something for the community, to feed some of the homeless and those on low incomes,” he said.

The restaurant provided lunches of fish curry and rice from tables set up outside the Gladstone Road premises.

President of the Multicultural Council Arish Naresh created the event on Facebook and advertised it through a few pages.

Mr Sandhu said they hoped to make it weekly but at the very least it would happen once a fortnight.

They were expecting to provide 100 lunches but once word spread, more people turned up so they cooked extra meals. His staff were happy to help out, along with volunteers from the Multicultural Council.

BOLLYWOOD Star Restaurant owner Baljeet Sandhu and a group of volunteers provided free lunches for 123 from his restaurant on Sunday.

“I wanted to do something for the community, to feed some of the homeless and those on low incomes,” he said.

The restaurant provided lunches of fish curry and rice from tables set up outside the Gladstone Road premises.

President of the Multicultural Council Arish Naresh created the event on Facebook and advertised it through a few pages.

Mr Sandhu said they hoped to make it weekly but at the very least it would happen once a fortnight.

They were expecting to provide 100 lunches but once word spread, more people turned up so they cooked extra meals. His staff were happy to help out, along with volunteers from the Multicultural Council.

Next weekend lamb curry will be on the menu and you are advised to be there between 12.30pm and 1pm to get a meal.

No stranger to helping those in need, Mr Sandhu gave a week’s earnings to the Nepal earthquake appeal. He has also held dinner nights for the Fiji cyclone appeal and Gizzy School Lunches.

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