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

Residents in need were able to stop by East Lake Regional Park and fill up their grocery bags, with produce, meat, dairy, vegetable, bread and more.

Usually, the Sikh community gives away food in Calgary at their drop-in centre every Sunday, but made their way out to Airdrie this year, stated Airdronian Sandip Singh, a volunteer with the kitchen.

"We finished around two o'clock and the full semi-trailer of food was empty."

Singh believes around 500 Airdronians came out to get much-needed food.

According to Singh, with Sikhism, it is important to always give back to those who are less fortunate and provide them with food.

"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."

Many volunteers also showed up to help the kitchen hand out all the food.

AirdriePhoto of an Airdronian receiving food.

"Everybody who came out was super nice and now they have food for at least a week."

On top of handing out food to those in need, members of the kitchen started the day at 5 a.m. to cook food for the volunteers.

AirdriePhoto of the volunteers being provided food.

According to Singh, they had an awesome time getting out and helping community members. He plans on bringing the free kitchen back to Airdrie in the near future.

He also wanted to thank all of the volunteers who came out to help serve food.

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