Espanola Sikhs Organize First Community Langar

November 4, 2005

Source: SikhNet News!OpenDocument

On November 4, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "On Saturday Oct. 29th [a group of Española Sikhs] decided to reach out to the local community and serve hot food. In the spirit of the Sikh tradition of Langar (community kitchen) in which all people share a meal together regardless of religion, race, culture, gender, or social standing, the SEVA (Sikh Española Volunteer Association) worked to prepare a meal to share with the local community. [The group] teamed up with Interfaith L.E.A.P. (Leadership Empowerment for All People) to hold a meal at the John Hyson Family Resource Center in Chimayó (a town near Española). A Government service, The Food Drop, provided most of the food supplies. [There were] about 20 volunteers who prepared, served, and cleaned up. The food was prepared in the Española Gurdwara kitchen... In total [the group] served about 80 people.