Sujan Katuwal started donating dinners to NHS workers, homeless shelters and community centres after being forced to shut last March. Yesterday he was joined by Joanna, 74, as he took meals to the Royal Artillery barracks in Greenwich.
The actress, a long-time campaigner for the UK’s Nepalese community, said: “To help people who are terribly busy and won’t have time to prepare food is such a generous and open-hearted thing to do.
“They’ve looked after care workers, the homeless community – and to crack through the 100,000-meal barrier is simply sensational.
“It should inspire us all and it’s so heart-warming to hear of something so special.”
The Panas Gurkha restaurant in Lewisham, south London, has spent tens of thousands of pounds on the Panas Helping Hands project and this year set up a crowdfunding page to keep the campaign going.
Sujan said: “Although it’s been hard for restaurants too it’s always so important to remember those who are less fortunate than you and I know Joanna shares this sense of community spirit too.
“To have her with us handing out food to the people who really need it right now is really special. Her help has been invaluable.”