Vancouver BC - A group of local residents gathered on November 17, 2007 to cook food and deliver it to the city's homeless. This effort occurred without any financial donations or support from government or NGO agencies.
This campaign began in Canada , where the Vancouver Sikhcess™ volunteers initially delivered 20,000 food packages to its local homeless. This "born and raised in Vancouver" campaign has now stormed across North America and quickly became a continent-wide phenomenon! The effort came to the United States in November 2007 and nearly 50,000 food packages were delivered in one night!
Sikhcess is a community-service organization dedicated to promoting the basic Sikh principles of public service, community, and equality for mankind, today unveiled plans for international expansion of its 'Feed the Homeless' campaign.
After successfully distributing over 70.000 individual food packages across North America last year. Sikhcess volunteers are now intensifying efforts to feed the homeless and hungry globally, in: United States, Canada. Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
"We're very excited about the response we've received from around the globe, prompting the international expansion of our campaign. This expanded program positions us to help more people and to create a positive impact, worldwide. I invite volunteers from all groups, communities, and walks of life to participate and continue supporting our efforts as we continue to further grow and expand our program to Feed the Homeless throughout the world." stated Mr Amit Singh, Executive Director of Sikhcess-".
The Sikh institution of 'Langar' was started by the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. It is the only free kitchen of its kind in the world, collectively serving millions around the globe each year, regardless of gender, social standing, caste, color, religious affiliation, or beliefs. Through this ideal of equality, the tradition of Langar expresses the ethics of sharing, community, inclusiveness. and oneness of all humankind
Working to help address homeless hunger, Sikhcess has taken 'Langar' (or 'Free Kitchen') to those on the streets. On November 17, 2007, Sikhcess launched its first large-scale 'Feed the Homeless' campaign with great success. Volunteers throughout North America distributed nearly 50,000 individual food packages to the homeless and needy in just one night - the largest campaign of its kind
Sikhcess understands that this campaign alone is certainly not enough to address the needs of the homeless and hungry, but is confident that efforts to feed the needy will, at the very least, serve as temporary relief. "The outpouring of support we've had from Sikhcess volunteers in delivering over 70,000 food packages to the homeless across North America has been tremendous. It's now time to broaden the initiative and capitalize on our momentum by aggressively expanding this effort, globally," says Mr. Singh.
Sikhcess does not accept financial donations of any kind. Inquiries for donations of food and supplies to the homeless should be directed to Info@Slkhcess com or to Mr. Amit Singh at 248990-1245.