April 16, 2020 7.12 pm This story is over 27 months old

Lincoln takeaway delivers 50 free pizzas to local emergency services

He plans to offer free food weekly for emergency services and NHS staff

A Lincoln takeaway delivered 50 free pizzas for police, ambulance and fire staff at the tri-service operational station on South Park as a thank you to key workers during the coronavirus crisis.

Mr J Mohammed came to Lincoln from Iraq 18 years ago before launching Romeo’s Pizza on Clasketgate around a decade ago, which is currently open for collection and delivery only.

He also owns Romeos Square Pizza And Fish And Chips in Bracebridge Heath.

After delivering 50 pizzas, along with some chips and kebabs, to emergency services staff on Thursday evening, he is now planning to do something similar on a weekly basis starting from next week.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

He is planning to offer free pizzas to police, ambulance and fire crews on a Wednesday and the same on Thursday for NHS staff during the coronavirus lockdown period.

If the staff ring the takeaway on 01522 537773 and specify which emergency service they are calling from and the number of people it is for, he’ll start to prepare the order.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

He has advised that for bigger orders it is best to give him a day’s notice if possible.

Mr Mohammed also wants to offer free food for the homeless in Lincoln, saying if they knock on the window he can take their order from a distance and hand it over to them.

He told The Lincolnite: “Lincoln has always been great to me and I wanted to give something back at this difficult time.”