THE OWNER of a Reading restaurant has decided to help vulnerable families in the community by providing them with cooked meals.

Tutu Melaku owns Tutu's Ethiopian Table in Wokingham Road, which paused from trading from March 21 amid the coronavirus crisis.

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She said: "I really miss serving my community.

"I was planning how I could get involved with helping vulnerable families that need cooked meals and thanks to Maria Cox it has come into fruition.

"My plan is to cook every Friday and deliver hot meals for the kids. At the moment as you know, small business like mine are affected by the lock down and consequently, I have lost this steady income. Thanks to my two kids who are happy to contribute some money for the ingredients. I will carry on as long as it is financially viable."

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She added: "I want to say a huge thank you to Whitley Community Development Association for the incredibly humanitarian job they do for the people in need."