OWNERS of an Indian restaurant in Drighlington are handing out 200 free hot meals as a 'gas crisis' in the area has left many properties without power.

The act of kindness comes after around 50 properties in Drighlington were left without power since Wednesday as water had entered a gas main and caused a low gas pressure.

Northern Gas Networks have been working to restore gas supplies, but Bobby and Minal Patel, Owners of Prashad restaurant said they couldn't 'sit back and wait' for updates.

Bobby explained “Our community means everything to us, and just because we’ve had to temporarily close the restaurant, doesn’t mean we can’t still try to help. We started our

#CommunityChaat project during the pandemic and it felt like time to bring it back.”

The couple crowd-sourced a gazebo and some outdoor equipment to cook the meals outside, as their restaurant had also been affected by the gas issues.

#CommunityChaat is an on-going project, originally launched during the first lockdown, delivering thousands of free meals to key workers.

Prashad have opened their offer to anyone who could benefit from a hot meal, with no questions asked.