The Sikh Society have been celebrating the success of their most recent event, which centred around feeding the homeless community in and around Bath.
The Sikh Society had an incredible turnout of over 20 individuals. Chair of the Society, Jas, explained, ‘together we purchased around £150 worth of carbohydrate rich food, snacks, fruit, drinks and hand sanitiser to give away to those in need’.
They then categorised the teams and began walking around the city to distribute them to homeless individuals. Jas tracked the Societies progress through the event and found they had covered approximately 8km in total walking distance!
Jas commented that they are ‘immensely proud’ of the success of this event, and explained it was fuelled by the Sikh tenet of ‘Seva’, which translates to ‘selfless service.’ She explained more fully that, ‘this principle is practiced around the UK in Sikh Gurdwaras (temples) which run Langar (free 24/7 community kitchen), giving out food to anyone who may need it. We strongly believe in treating all individuals with love and respect, regardless of their background or gender and believe in putting others before ourselves. This message of positivity, equality, and inclusivity is at the core of Bath Sikh Society's values, and we are honoured to share it with the community.’
By the end of the event, the Sikh Society was very proud to have fed a significant majority of the Bath’s homeless community and donated surplus food to the Sainsbury’s Foodbank and Julian House Homeless Charity.
A massive well done to the Sikh Society for all their hard work during this event!