The Sikh New Year festival, Vaisakhi takes place this week (April 14) and to celebrate colleagues and customers from the Wolverhampton Metro Bank organised a food donation drive.
“As the UK’s best community bank, Metro Bank is integral to many local fundraising events”, explains local director, Lakh Singh. “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.
“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 we donated over £200 for food to The Good Shepherd food bank which help feed many local families.
The Good Shepherd was established by the Brothers of St John of God, a religious order which has supported the local community for over 40 years. Their aim is to end homelessness in Wolverhampton and support people out of poverty. Since 2003 the charity provides a food service in the city.
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Metro Bank’s Wolverhampton store can be found at 6-7 Dudley Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3EY. The store is currently open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm.