Takeaway boss who came to Potteries from Iraq donates 250 meals to Royal Stoke


Two generous businessmen have donated hundreds of meals to hardworking NHS staff and people in need.

Razgar Hassan and his 26-year-old brother Yadgar Hassan, who run Eat N Go in Shelton and Burslem, made 250 meals, which they presented to staff at  Royal Stoke University Hospital.

They also cooked up a further 20 meals for Middleport Matters Community Hub.

Now the pair plan to prepare and donate meals to the homeless and care home residents.

Thirty-seven-year-old Razgar, from Packmoor, said: “We run Eat N Go restaurants and takeaways in Seaford Street, Shelton, and Waterloo Road, Burslem.

“We took over the Shelton restaurant and takeaway last September. It used to be known as University Pizza and we have run the Burslem outlet since 2017. Both are doing well. We are different to everybody else and sell Shawarma (a middle Eastern dish).

“I come from Iraq and I came to Stoke-on-Trent in 2002. This country has done a lot for me. I thought it was time to give something back to this country.

Owner Razgar Hassan and his staff gave up their time for free to prepare meals for hospital staff and people in need

“The hospital staff and Middleport Matters were very grateful and took it very well.

“We are now planning to give food away to homeless people and people in care homes.”

The brothers have closed their premises during the Coronavirus lockdown and they and six members of staff gave up their time for free to prepare and deliver the food.

Razgar added: “I could not prepare the food on my own. There were eight of us who worked for free, from 8am to 1pm, from our Burslem outlet.

“We hope to donate food to the homeless in the next few weeks.”

Burslem Central councillor Jane Ashworth collected and delivered some of the food.

She said: “It was a kind gesture by Eat N Go. Together with members of Middleport Matters, we took the food to families and single people we knew needed a bit of a boost.

“It is important because it cheers people up. You can never be certain people are going to get something proper to eat as some people do not say when they need help.”





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