Source: The Panthic Weekly
Vancouver, BC - Sikhcess, a community organization dedicated to highlighting Sikh achievements and promoting the basic Sikh principles of public service, today announced that on Sunday, June 24, 2007, local volunteers successfully prepared, packaged, and delivered a record number of food packages to homeless communities in Vancouver and Surrey, British Columbia.
“I’m very pleased at the exceptional efforts of all of our volunteers and especially grateful to the students at Surrey’s Khalsa School, whose donations and volunteer spirit allowed us to deliver 3,500 food packages the needy in a single night,” commented Mr. Jatinder Singh, Founder of Sikhcess.
“The Sikh institution of ‘Langar’ was started by the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, eventually evolving to become today’s only faith-based, free kitchen of-its-kind in the world, collectively serving millions around the globe each year, regardless of gender, social standing, caste, color, religious affiliation, or beliefs. Through this ideal of equality, the tradition of Langar expresses the ethics of sharing, community, inclusiveness and oneness of all humankind,” continued Mr. Singh.
With these guiding principles, Sikhcess has launched an aggressive campaign to ‘Feed the Homeless’ with the twelve-month goal of distributing 15 - 20,000 packages of freshly-cooked, warm vegetable wraps, desserts, and bottled water, juices, or other drinks to Vancouver’s needy. In only six short months, with support from the entire Sikh community, Sikhcess has already distributed over 12,000 food packages, primarily to Vancouver’s East Side community!