LET’S SHARE A MEAL is a mission inspired by Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s sakhi; “Sacha Sauda”. Guru Nanak Dev Ji bought and distributed food among saints and poor with money that his father gave him to start the business. Walking on the same line, LET’S SHARE A MEAL team has been taking food to homeless shelters and other distribution centers across tri-state area since 2012.
LET’S SHARE A MEAL experience over previous years has been extremely humbling and sharing meal with broader community across racial and class lines has given a glimpse of understanding “Sacha Sauda”. LET’S SHARE A MEAL is encouraged with its experience; feedback and humility of sharing meal; that it plans to take this mission across state lines in US and across country lines around the world. LET’S SHARE A MEAL visions to the day when every Gurudwara around the world is actively participating and reaching out to share meal with members of its local community. LET’S SHARE A MEAL envisions providing a central place where any Gurudwara can register to participate in the program. Gurudwara will have access to all resources and experience of LET’S SHARE A MEAL organization. At the central place, individuals across the world and local members of registered Gurudwara’s community will be able to register, volunteer as well as make contribution towards the event.
LET’S SHARE A MEAL has been a great source of raising awareness in local communities about Sikh faith and Sikh’s living in the local neighborhood. Sikh faith ,despite being an advanced and more modern faith ,is often misconstrued to be otherwise. This has led to several instances of fatal attacks, assaults and day to day active-passive aggressions against Sikh members in the community. LET’S SHARE A MEAL is a venue to answer common questions that several curious minds in the community will have but do not otherwise get a chance to get an answer. LET’S SHARE A MEAL envisions for a day when every Sikh in his community is looked up and recognized as a compassionate and socially responsible member.
LET’S SHARE A MEAL
“LET’S SHARE A MEAL” event to serve food (Langar) in homeless shelters across the Tri-state area.
The idea is to spread Guru Nanak’s message of VAND CHAKKHNA (Share with others), one of the fundamental principle of Sikhism.