Preston’s big-hearted Sikh community has confirmed a host of new dates for its free kitchen in the city.
The Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Langar in Preston city centre has been so well received organisers are now planning to run regular kitchens in the outdoor market for the rest of the year.
The next one takes place on Sunday April 23 from 4pm.
Guru Nanak was the first Sikh guru and believed that no-one in the world should go hungry.
In his honour Sikhs now run free kitchens handing out food to all regardless of religion.
Preston Sikh Siva Society started providing the free vegetarian meals earlier this year and has now agreed to hold a monthly kitchen.
After the April event they will take place on : Sunday 28 May; Sunday 25 June; Sunday 30 July; Sunday 27 August; Sunday 24 September; Sunday 29 October; Sunday 26 November; Sunday 31 December
The Preston Sikh Siva Society believes the free kitchens initiative makes a stronger community “by fighting hunger together.”
Co-ordinator Gurnam Singh said: “Initally we launched it to get a feel for how it would be received. We would love to have it once a week, but we have gone for once a month for the rest of the year.”
The Sikh tradition of free food for the hungry and needy dates back to the 15th century. Sikh community volunteers prepare all the food and dish it up on the afternoon of the event.
Anyone who would like to volunteer is asked to call Gurumukh Singh on 07816 291294,or Gurnam Singh on 07801 843024.