THE owners of a Greenock restaurant are keeping calm and and curry-ing on for keyworkers and charities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delhi Deluxe bosses Amanda and Dave Singh will be making monthly donations to Inverclyde Foodbank and Belville Community Garden, helping to top up the staple supplies both organisations are running short of.

As well as this, the Cartsburn Street restaurant is offering NHS and emergency services staff curries every second Friday for only £3.

Amanda said: "We at Delhi Deluxe wanted to give back to people in our local community.

"Times are very tough at the moment.

"We are offering discounted food to those frontline staff as a big thank you for everything that they are doing." Initially, Amanda had wanted to donate hot food to both the foodbank and Belville Community Garden.

But after chatting to both, the restaurant will instead be donating goods such as pasta, cereal, tins and long life milk.

Amanda said: "These are times like nothing we have ever seen before.

"We just hope that our donations will help these organisations that both do such a great job."

The donations from the couple will help both charities continue to deliver vital weekly food parcels and self-isolation packs for people stuck at home.

Delhi Deluxe are no strangers to helping the local community, having previously sold curries at a discounted rate and donated takings to Ardgowan Hospice.

The curry house has reopened for takeaway only and Amanda says they are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new.

NHS staff and emergency services can make use of the £3 special offer from now and Mr and Mrs Singh say they plan on keeping both this and their donations to the foodbank and Belville going for the foreseeable future.