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US News Selfless Sikh volunteers set up a free food home delivery service for people self-isolating during coronavirus crisis

07:45  18 march  2020
07:45  18 march  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A group of Sikh volunteers who fed thousands of struggling people during Australia's bushfire crisis have started a free home delivery service amid the coronavirus crisis. A group of Sikh volunteers who fed thousands of struggling people during Australia's bushfire crisis have started a free home delivery service amid the coronavirus crisis.

A group of Sikh volunteers who fed thousands of struggling people during Australia's bushfire crisis have started a free home delivery service amid the coronavirus crisis. 

The volunteers announced that they would be delivering free food to self-isolated people in Melbourne's south-east for the next two weeks.  

One of the charity's founders, Jaswinder Singh, said they were expecting 300 orders for their first round of deliveries tonight.

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The non-profit organisation was founded in in 2017 and has a team of 103 members who work regular jobs alongside their volunteering. 

'We provide free food normally for suburbs in the area twice a week. Last time we extended our regular service for the bushfires and we're doing it again now for the virus,' Mr Singh explained.    

He said that the Facebook notice for the service had amassed over 200 orders since it was posted yesterday.  

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'Some of those ordering are sick or disabled and we have had a few messages from people who are stressed and have quarantined themselves,' Mr Signh said. 

Mr Singh noted that the service provided vegetarian food and that customers could 'decide whatever they need from the menu on our Facebook page.'

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The Facebook advertisement said that deliveries would be made between 6pm and 8pm and that orders must be placed by 12pm.  

a couple of people posing for the camera: The volunteer group previously worked alongside Sikh couple Kanwaljit Singh and Kamaljit Kaur (pictured) to provide free meals to Victorians who were impacted by the bush fire crisis © Provided by Daily Mail The volunteer group previously worked alongside Sikh couple Kanwaljit Singh and Kamaljit Kaur (pictured) to provide free meals to Victorians who were impacted by the bush fire crisis

The Sikh volunteers are already renowned in the community for their selfless actions during the bushfire crisis in Victoria. 

Mr Singh said the volunteer group worked along side a Sikh couple who owned an Indian restaurant, Kanwaljit Singh and his wife Kamaljit Kaur, to provide free meals to impacted people.    

'We went down to Bairnsdale the first day and as we didn't have established site they give us their restaurant backyard,' he explained. 

The Sikh volunteer group then handed out thousands of curry and rice dishes to Victorians who were living in temporary shelters.      

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a screenshot of a cell phone: The service announcement (pictured) was posted to the Sikh volunteer group's Facebook page and they expected to hand out 300 orders on their first round of deliveries tonight © Provided by Daily Mail The service announcement (pictured) was posted to the Sikh volunteer group's Facebook page and they expected to hand out 300 orders on their first round of deliveries tonight Grateful community members shared their praise for the services provided by the group.

One person wrote: 'They are such amazing people these Sikh volunteers! Thank-you for all you do for others.'

'Great kindness in troubled times from wonderful people. Thank you,' said another.  

Follow the government's latest travel advice for people travelling back to the UK from affected areas, including whether to self-isolate. Don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and call NHS 111. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

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