Shepparton restaurant owner and philanthropist Azem Elmaz is giving out free meals to those facing financial hardship as COVID-19 hits the local economy.
Mr Elmaz, who owns Lutfiye’s Shish Kebab on Wyndham St, said if he had adequate food supply, he would give people “doing it tough” free meals.
“As long as we’ve got supply, we’ll run this initiative,” he said.
“As the coronavirus outbreak continues, it has created a lot of anxiety and stress.
“During the past week, there has been significant job losses — this is a very difficult time for businesses and families.
“We would like to extend our support to families and the elderly during this difficult time.”
Call Azem and Jeihan Elmaz on 0413 897 209 for food inquiries.