By Rattan Mall | US |
CHICAGO, Illinois: More than 30 members of the Sikh Religious Society, Palatine, a suburb of Chicago, helped feed the needy on Christmas Day (December 25) at Salvation Army located at 825 North Christiana Avenue in Chicago. The local Sikh community group from Chicago has been doing this “Langar Seva” (food service) at Salvation Army since 1992.
Hot meals (turkey, chicken, mashed potatoes, beans, stuffing, bread rolls, sweet potatoes and apple pie) for over 600 people, donated by the Sikh community, were prepared at the Salvation Army kitchen. Sikh men donning their turbans, women and youth served the meals to the needy guests with great respect and kindness.
Sikh community youth volunteers handed out cookies, bagels, cakes to the families after the meal at the exit door. Children were also given free toys donated by other charities. Volunteers from other faiths were also present there to serve.
“It gives us a great pleasure to serve the traditional meal on Christmas day to the underprivileged needy families, or homeless people longing to celebrate the joy of Christmas with dignity like anyone else,” said Sarwan Singh Raju, the Sikh coordinator.
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