Why homeless Britons are turning to the Sikh community for food

Sikhs are among the very BEST of people. I love them. Muslims could learn a lot from Sikhs on how to live WITH other people.

~~Defender of Faith~Guardian of Truth~~

Two women prepare food

Homeless people in the UK are getting free meals thanks to a centuries-old Sikh tradition. Why, asks Rajeev Gupta.

“We come here because we get food… A hot meal. It’s a luxury for me.” John Davidson is 55 and homeless. He is one of 250 people who have just received a hand-out of hot soup, drinks, chocolate bars and other supplies from the Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team van parked up on the Strand in central London on a cold Sunday evening. The Swat team, as they’re known, park at the same spot every week so a group of volunteers from the Sikh community can hand out vital supplies. Homeless people, who overwhelmingly are not Sikh, patiently wait in line to be served.

People queue up for food

For the volunteers handing out food here, this is more than just good charitable work. For them this is a religious duty enshrined by the founder of…

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