Gurdwara gives out food baskets to poor families

Kulwant (left) handing out basic food necessities to a family.

SIKHS at Gurdwara Sahib Klang did their bit for charity by giving out food baskets to families.

The gurdwara’s president Kulwant Singh said this initiative came about because of the success of previous projects and contributions from fellow Sikhs and people of other faiths.

“We gave 200 food baskets again to families who are struggling to make ends meet, with the funds collected,” he added.

“Malaysians are generous and many have contributed to this cause.

“Each food basket costs RM85 and up to now, an estimated RM34,000 of public contributions have gone to giving out groceries like rice, wheat flour, sugar, onions, potatoes, salt and spices.”

For their initial project, a small group of Sikhs at the gurdwara had cooked lunch for 40 frontliners at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah and Bukit Kuda Government Health Clinic in Klang for three weeks as most eateries were closed.

Kulwant said the meals for the doctors and nurses were prepared from people’s contributions.

He added that the prepared food was to show appreciation to medical frontliners and thank them for their dedication in helping communities during these challenging times.

“But, once the eateries reopened and the medical staff could get their food, we stopped the initiative.

“Our committee decided to continue helping families that were struggling and we gave out food baskets,” he said, adding that 200 food baskets were given out over three months last year.

Those who wish to donate to the food baskets for hardcore poor families can call Gurdwara Sahib Klang secretary Jethender Singh at 018-299 0018.

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