In celebration of the Sikh New Year festival, Vaisakhi, Leicester Metro Bank has donated over 100 food items to the Guru Ravidass temple.
One of the fundamental traditions of Sikhism, is for the temple community kitchen (Langar) to serve meals free of charge to anyone - irrespective of religion, gender, race or economic status.
“A huge thank you to all our customers and colleagues who donated so generously for the Guru Ravidass temple”, said Leicester Metro Bank Store Manager, Stuart Williams. “Over 30 of our stores collected thousands of items for local foodbanks for Vaisakhi which will benefit many local residents and families in need.”
The need for local foodbanks has never been greater with more than 14 million people in the UK living in poverty – including nearly 5 million children.
The Leicester Metro Bank store is located at 1 Haymarket, Leicester, LE1 3GD.The store is currently open Monday – Saturday 8.30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm.