A CITY restaurant owner is to expand his premises to help feed the homeless.

Asad Iqbal and his team have already served more than 1000 meals to those living in Glasgow's streets.

Charcoals Indian outlets on Renfield Street and the Trongate have been helpng to feed the homeless by giving away homemade food on Monday and Tuesday each week. 

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But they'll now be expanding their Trongate eatery to cope with such high demand. 

Asad, 45, told the Daily Record:“We’ve been pleased and overwhelmed with the response.

“We’d like to expand the service to be able to give food away five days a week.

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“One day I was leaving the restaurant and a homeless man asked if I was the owner. When I explained I was, he thanked me and said we were doing a great job that the government should have been doing.

“It feels rewarding to be able to help people.”