Sikh Community Provide More Than 800 Meals For Stranded Truckers
The Sikh community has come to the aid of lorry drivers stuck on motorways in Kent, delivery hundreds of hot meals for truckers who've been stuck in their cabins for several nights. More than 3,000 HGVs were stranded on Tuesday as a result of a French ban on travel into France over fears of a more infectious strain of coronavirus.
Volunteers from Khalsa Aid, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, travelled over 80 miles to help provide more than 800 meals to the truckers – with some of the group’s Langar Aid members travelling more than 150 miles from Coventry.
Fellow Sikhs from Guru Nanak Temple, a gurdwara in Gravesend, helped to cook the meals before the volunteers were given a Kent Police escort along the M20 to deliver them. “Everyone’s working together to feed the drivers… it’s been an amazing day and we are immensely proud,” Ravi Singh, founder of Khalsa Aid, said on Tuesday evening. “From tomorrow it’s two days away from Christmas and these drivers don’t know if they’re going to be home or not.