On Sunday, the Calgary Guru Nanak Free Kitchen and the local Sikh community provided plenty of free food for Airdronians.

Residents in need were able to stop by the City of Airdrie Town Hall and fill up their grocery bags, with meats, dairy, vegetables, ice cream and much more. 

Airdronian Sandeep Singh, a volunteer with the kitchen believes around 700 people came out to get the free food.

"At the busiest time, we had a line all the way to London Drugs waiting their turn."

According to Singh, with Sikhism, it is important to always give back to those who are less fortunate and provide them with food. The Kitchen does this every weekend, mostly in Calgary.

"Every single person in our religion collects food throughout the week and then we donate it on Sunday. We also collect food from the public if they are willing to donate as well."

APhoto from the food giveaway on Sunday.
AirdriePhoto from the food giveaway on Sunday.

"We are planning to do this once a month at least in Airdrie. We got approval from the city of Airdrie to use their parking lot which is very easy to access for those using transit."

Singh stated it's very fulfilling to be able to help those in need and unable to spend money on getting healthier food.

"They come here, grab whatever they need and save maybe $100 or $200. When you see their face smiling it's really worth it."

Many volunteers also showed up to help the kitchen hand out all the food. Singh also wanted to thank everybody who has helped make this possible and that they are excited to be back in Airdrie next month.

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