A Preston food kitchen for the city’s homeless marks a year of serving up meals during February.Advertisement
The city’s Sikh community cooks up a feast on the last Sunday of each month under the canopy of the Fish Market.
On Sunday 25 February it marks 12 months of the events with more than 50 people being fed.
Gurumukh Singh Bhaker, one of the founders of the event, said: “We are so humbled to of received kind and generous donations from the members and also the public members that have walked past the event. Our aim is to serve the needy ones and homeless who struggle to find food to eat during these cold days.
“Hats, gloves, scarves and sleeping bags have also been contributed to those who sleep in rough and cold conditions. The cold weather will not stop us serving hot food to these vulnerable people. The response from these needy ones are very interesting as they all think highly of Sikhs and understand the concept.
“Vegetarian food is prepared at the Gurdwara on the day and then transported to the town centre, Outdoor Market.
“We Would like to say thank you to many people and organisations in particular Preston City Council, the Mayor of Preston, CGA Preston and all the volunteering staff.”
Read more: How the Sikh community is quietly feeding the city’s homeless
The Sikh kitchen has a Facebook page and events where they keep people updated.