Lehigh Valley Sikhs Deliver Food, Make Masks for Community

Written by on April 7, 2020

Lehigh Valley Sikhs Deliver Food, Make Masks for Community

By Stephen Jiwanmall

April 7, 2020

Photo | Stephen Jiwanmall / WLVR

Lehigh Valley’s Sikh community has been working on ways to help families and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. WLVR’s Stephen Jiwanmall reports from Easton.

Packing 40 bags every week is the goal, as volunteers work inside Aman’s Artisan Indian Cuisine.

The downtown restaurant is the central hub for a new outreach effort called “Lehigh Valley Sikhs.” The group actually includes people of different faiths and races, with the goal of helping people with groceries and other essential items.

Co-organizer Hardeep Sembhi says selfless service is one of three pillars in the Sikh faith.

“We thought we would come together as an integrated community to help others and help ourselves through this disaster,” said Sembhi. 

In addition to delivering food, the group has been making face masks, 400 so far. They’re going to nurses and front-line volunteers. Donations keep the organization going and volunteers are always welcome.

Find more information about the volunteer effort at LVSikh.org.

Watch Stephen’s full PBS39 News Tonight Report.


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