While most Sikh temples or Gurdwaras have paused communal worship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their kitchens are still open.
Sikh volunteers from all over the United States have come together to prepare food for those in need during this time. The Sikh Center of New York prepared and packaged more than 30,000 home-cooked meals for Americans in coronavirus self-isolation: 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.
In addition to preparing meals, they are also delivering groceries to those who call a dedicated hot line ahead of time.
Several Sikh volunteers from the East, West Coast and the Mid West of the United States are ready with an infrastructure to help agencies across the country. They are geared with free food, shelter at Gurudwara’s and even delivering essentials and medicines for the homeless and needy.