- Dec 11, 2018
The Sikh Center of New York prepared and packaged more than 30,000 home-cooked meals for Americans in coronavirus self-isolation.
The Sikh community was approached by New York's Mayor office for food packages that were handed out to several distributing federal agencies in the area.
Strict food hygiene practices were observed while the food was prepared such as maintaining social distancing and using face masks and gloves.
Volunteers who prepared and packaged the meal had a medical check and have been approved by physicians and health authorities," Singh added.
The distributing agencies will provide the food packages to the elderly or people having trouble getting food at the supermarket, specially-abled, homeless and single parents who are looking after their kids and can't go out, he further added.
Food items that have been previously donated to the Gurudwara are being used for this initiative and even the Gurudwara funds are being used. United Sikhs, an NGO based across the United States, also made an appeal to people from all walks of life to donate generously.