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Sikh community use food truck, community kitchen to give back to those in need

Sikh community use food truck, community kitchen to give back to those in need

Sikh community use food truck, community kitchen to give back to those in need
Volunteers at AZ Langar on Wheels

The Arizona Sikh community gives back by offering free meals via a program called AZ Langar on Wheels which provides meals to homeless individuals near Central Arizona Shelter Services.

Langar is entirely volunteer-run because seva, or selfless service, is an important aspect of the Sikh faith, Sodhi said.

Director of "AZ langar on Wheels" Suminder Singh Sodhi said Langar is entirely volunteer-run because seva, or selfless service, is an important aspect of the Sikh faith.

“We came up with the concept, we wanted to build a custom food truck. So we built a custom food truck which we call easy langar on wheels is a free community kitchen, where we prepare the meals and serve the needy people in the Central Phoenix. Our goal is ...Right now we are doing it once a week, but our goal is to do it once a day when the Covid gets better, so we could serve them at least one meal every day" he added.

"One of the fundamental principle of sikh faith is that not only to take care of yourself but you must share your blessings with other and langar are serving food, Primarily vegetarian food is the best way we feel that we can serve the people who are in need of this kind of help" said Dr. Jaswant Singh Sachdev a Sikh volunteer.

AZ Langar Truck is a fully licensed food truck with a commercially integrated kitchen, currently it operates in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

In addition, at Guru Nanak Dwara, langar is now available for takeout instead of a meal inside the temple. 

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