Free kitchen to set up in Preston’s Flag Market

Gurumukh Singh with Amrit Kaur, Haesel and Gurpreet Singh
Gurumukh Singh with Amrit Kaur, Haesel and Gurpreet Singh
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A free kitchen is to be set up in the centre of Preston, offering meals to anyone who wants them.

Preston Sikh Society is planning the event for Sunday, February 26, aimed at “making a stronger community by fighting hunger together”.

The free meals will be served on the Flag Market from 4pm, with organisers hoping for the Guru Nanak Free Kitchen to eventually take place every week.

Co-ordinator Gurumukh Singh said the practice of the communal kitchen and serving other people had been set up by the first of the Sikh Gurus, with the free meals for everyone being offered in cities across the country.

He said: “We thought we would start one off in Preston, starting off with a monthly programme and if we get more volunteers we are going to do it on a weekly basis.

“It’s for everybody. We thought we would do it on the Flag Market where everybody can attend and we would give them a brief description of why we are doing this.

“Our belief is Guru Nanak said nobody in this world should be hungry.”

He said the event was for people of all faiths, and open to everybody, and said: “It’s bringing the community together as one.”

Anyone who would like to volunteer is asked to call Gurumukh Singh on 07816 291294, or Gurnam Singh 07801 843024.

People can also get in touch if they would like to donate tins, drinks or packet food, which must be vegetarian.