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Luton Metro Bank Celebrates Vaisakhi With Food Drive for Local Food Bank

13th April 2021

The Sikh New Year festival, Vaisakhi took place this week (April 14) and to celebrate colleagues and customers from Luton Metro Bank organised a food donation drive.

“As the UK’s best community bank, Metro Bank is integral to many local fundraising events”, explains customer service representative, Ashnin Suleman. “We reached out to our colleagues and customers to support our food drive to help celebrate one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar and have raised over £100 in donations.

 “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. Thanks to everyone’s generosity our donations to Luton Foodbank will help feed many local families.

Luton Foodbank aims to eradicate food poverty in Luton.  It provides free, nutritionally balanced and culturally appropriate food to people in hardship or distress who are referred by a network of partner agencies.