A Hindu temple has helped feed key workers at Brent Council during the coronavirus pandemic.

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, also known as Neasden Temple, in Brentfield Road, has been providing food and snacks for 70 council workers over the past month.

Representatives from the temple said it wants to help those supporting the most vulnerable people in Brent, including social workers, housing officers and enforcement teams.

Brent Council said it was “blown away by the generosity and kindness” as it thanked those involved for their efforts.

It is part of a wider campaign by the temple during this crisis, with hundreds of volunteers supporting needy and elderly members of the community.

As well as providing food and drink, volunteers have been connecting with those who might feel isolated due to nationwide lockdown measures.

Yogen Shah, a volunteer at the Mandir, said: “His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj has inspired and energised us to serve and support the people of this country and stand by them in this time of need.

“We’re praying together for this pandemic to subside and for God to provide strength to all.”