MANY restaurants in the area have started initiatives to deliver food to the NHS since lockdown began.

As the public stay at home, food outlets have decided to provide food to those who don't have that option, such as those working on the front line to tackle the virus.

Tilehurst-based restaurant Zyka has been providing free, weekly meals to the NHS by delivering food to The Royal Berkshire Hospital wards and departments.

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Other shops and restaurants have also sent donations of extra food to key workers.

Police stations have seen many generous parcels of food delivered by both residents and companies.

Indian restaurant Curry Chef, based on Northumberland Avenue, have also been following a similar initiative.

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Volunteer Dilwar Hossain said: "We donate 100 meals every Tuesday to the NHS at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and have been doing so since April.

"Our food cost about £1000 per week, and we try to help our NHS in this difficult time."

Pictures show hospital workers enjoying a much-deserved moment of rest to eat food that has been sent to them by Curry Chef, as well as the food Curry Chef has provided.