The Sikh community, the organisations in need and the food production

Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara COVID-19 Food Programme

During lockdown, places of worship have had to close their doors. One of the UK’s largest Sikh Temples, Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara, converted to an emergency food operation, providing over 6000 meals on a daily basis to NHS staff and those in need.


How did the collaboration come about?

The members of the Sikh community are collaborating with charities, food banks, schools, faith organisations and homeless shelters in London, Greater London & surrounding areas to provide food to the vulnerable and marginalised. Media broadcasting from the BBC, ITV and the Guardian have helped promote their efforts and get the help of more volunteers and sponsors.


What were the most important factors that contributed to the success of this project?

Response to need
Response to COVID-19
Combination of skill sets
Combination of participants
The ‘big idea’
Volunteer support
Delivery of project
Social impact


Project funding

Awaiting further information

Image credit: BBC, GMGG