Helping those in need is essential now, more than ever with the Covid-19 pandemic putting many out of work.
Stepping up in a big way, the Penang Wadda Gurdwara Sahib has been providing rations and cooked meals to those in need throughout the movement control order (MCO) and conditional MCO.
They prepared 150 packs of fried mee hoon that were given out with buns, biscuits, and water at three locations in the state.
Gurdwara chairman Daljeet Singh said it was necessary especially now to come together and help those in need.
“We have been running this program since the MCO began.“We managed to help over 500 families with rations and cooked meals for those who require a hot meal every day.
“We give them a hot meal, some buns, biscuits and mineral water.
“So far, we have cooked over 11,450 vegetarian meals,” he said when met at the gurdwara in Jalan Gurdwara, George Town recently.
Daljeet said while practicing social distancing, staff members staying at the gurdwara would help prepare the meals that would later be distributed by volunteers.
“We identify those in need through referrals and we look into their line of work and background.
“We also ask them specifically what sort of rations they needed as different families have different preferences.
“We personalize it as those families should have what they are familiar with,” he said.
Daljeet said they were grateful to those who contributed toward the outreach program.
“This time, we are sending out a teatime meal in the form of fried mee hoon to houses in Butterworth, Bukit Mertajam, and Machang Bubok. We target different places and make different meals each time,”
“We coordinate with other organizations to avoid an overlap in meal supplies, ” he said, adding that they did not turn anyone away without serving them a meal,”
News Credit: TheStar