Midland Langar Seva Society

Leicester Volunteers feature in the Leicester Mercury

Our Leicester volunteers have featured in the local Leicester Mercury newspaper.

 

Volunteers at a growing international aid charity will be feeding the homeless and needy at Leicester market on Saturday night(21st).

Manj Saini and her small group of volunteers spend much of their free time cooking food at the Guru Panth Parkash temple in Knighton, Leicester, and serving it to the poor.

The ingredients for their dishes is all donated by the people who go to the temple and they feed dozens of people every week as volunteers for the Leicester branch of the Midland Langar Seva Society (MLSS), which serves about 2,000 meals each week all over England.

Manj, who lives in Hamilton and works as a local government officer, said: “I’ve been involved since last year and with help from the chef at the temple we make the food and then we take it out to feed people.
Read more at http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/volunteers-prepare-feed-homeless-leicseter-market/story-26186252-detail/story.html#57gsIizPKtGEVlGU.99

“We wanted to start a new weekly feed at Leicester Market because it’s a good central location where there is already a regular midweek feed organised by The Bridge.

“We’ll have plenty of food on Saturday and we expect to feed between 50 people and 100 people.

“But no one who wants food will be turned down so it could be more.

“A Sikhs is a part of our religion to feed people who need food.”

MLSS is a charity that started in Birmingham and is now spreading out across the Midlands and also operates in Manchester and in Delhi, India.

The Saturday Feed at Leicester Market will begin at 7pm.

It is expected to become the biggest day of the week for Saini’s team and it will be the first regular Saturday event of its kind.

Their other regular feeds, which are co-ordinated with other local food projects, help the homeless, the poor and recently arrived asylum seekers.

Once a month MLSS organise a feed at St James the Greater Church in Stoneygate and the weekly feeds are held at St Martin’s House in the city centre and at Wordsworth House, which is a homeless shelter off Welford Road in Knighton.

They have also been involved in the past in holding feeds at the Dawn Centre in Conduit Street, Leicester city centre.
Read more at http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/volunteers-prepare-feed-homeless-leicseter-market/story-26186252-detail/story.html#57gsIizPKtGEVlGU.99

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