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How Preston’s Sikh community marked two years of feeding city’s homeless

Posted on - 25th February, 2019 - 7:09pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Volunteers who man the food kitchen under the market canopy Pic: Blog Preston
Volunteers who man the food kitchen under the market canopy Pic: Blog Preston

Dozens of people have been fed by the city’s Sikh community as they marked two years of their kind-hearted actions.

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Known as a Langar the Sikh population of Preston puts on an Asian food kitchen for the homeless.

Anyone is welcome to attend and eat at the Langar which takes place on the last Sunday of each month under the cover of the Fish Market canopy.

Mayor of Preston Trevor Hart joins the volunteers Pic: Blog Preston
Mayor of Preston Trevor Hart joins the volunteers Pic: Blog Preston

Mayor of Preston councillor Trevor Hart joined the Sikh kitchen crew to help dish up to all those in need of a hot meal.

Gurumukh Singh Bhaker is one of the team behind the initiative which took place on Sunday (24 February).

Bhaker, left, is one of the men behind the food kitchen. He served up food for Mayor Hart. Pic: Blog Preston
Bhaker, left, is one of the men behind the food kitchen. He served up food for Mayor Hart. Pic: Blog Preston

He told Blog Preston: “It was fantastic to have the Mayor of Preston down there to see what the volunteers do.

“We have many volunteers from the Sikh Temples and also a big thank you to David Kelly who has been there from the beginning.

“We are so humbled by the publics kind and generous donations throughout the Langar Sewa.”

Read more: How unwanted supermarket food has been helping Preston families who need it most

Bhaker and team also thanked Preston City Council, Nat Cooke and the Manchester Fire Brigade for donating water bottles, Lango hospital for donating warm clothing and Lynsey Battle and team for donating warm clothing thanks to a shoebox appeal by the Capitol Car Centre team.

The Sikh food kitchen continues on the last Sunday of every month.

Read more: Community food hub opening cafe in Preston city centre

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