Preston’s Sikh community to feed city homeless amid Christmas shoebox appeal

Posted on - 8th December, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Some of the shoeboxes already made up from donations
Some of the shoeboxes already made up from donations

Preston’s Sikh community is once again proving its kindness knows no bounds in the run up to Christmas.


A shoebox appeal is being run to help the city’s homeless as well as feeding them.

Under the Fish Market canopy in the city’s new box market the Sikh Seva Society will be serving up hot vegetarian food, known as langar, and handing out shoeboxes full of goodies and essential items.

They will go to the city’s most vulnerable in the run up to Christmas.

Four city businesses are acting as drop-off points for those who want to donate items for the shoeboxes. These are:
The Butty Stop, Eldon Street
Realign, Watery Lane
Millers Taxis, Brook Street
Moss Art, Lower Lane Longridge

The Sikh community have teamed up with Lynsey Battle who is running the shoebox campaign. Anyone who wants information about items needed for donation can contact

Preston Sikh kitchen feeds city homeless

Last Sunday of each month in Preston city centre – the homeless are fed by the city's Sikh community. More about it here:

Posted by Blog Preston on Sunday, 27 August 2017

Read more: Gifts needed to help Preston youngsters have a great Christmas

The city’s Sikh community will be dishing up from 7pm on Saturday (15 December).

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