Sikh Community Prepares 800 Meals in Two Hours for Stranded Truck Drivers | 22 Words

The Sikh community has come together to offer their kindness and support to truck drivers caught up in Kent, UK, due to Operation Stack.

The community has prepared and delivered hundreds of meals...

via: Twitter

After lorry drivers were stuck at the UK border, due to the recent closure.

Truckers had been left trapped at the border in Dover because of the recent closure out of the UK.

It left drivers unsure of when they'll be able to get moving again, or if they'll even manage to get home for Christmas.

Sikhs from the Gravesend Gurdwara cooked over eight-hundred meals, in under 3 hours!

They then teamed up with other volunteers to distribute the food to hungry lorry drivers.

The Sikh humanitarian charity Khalsa Aid was responsible for the quick turnaround...

via: Twitter

They made a whopping five-hundred chickpea curries and three-hundred mushroom and pasta dishes.

These were then picked up by Khalsa Aid founder Ravinder Singh...

Who handed them out along with local police.

A spokesman for the Guru Nanak Darbar Jagdev Singh Virdee told Kent Online:

"They [Khalsa Aid] got in touch this morning about 12 o'clock and by 2.30 pm they came to collect the food."

He continued...

"We made some phone calls to get volunteers together because we are already doing Langar, where we deliver to vulnerable people." The kind actions have been praised online...

Brits were quick to point out the lack of help from government officials...

With one posting: "Thank you on behalf of all of us British who are ashamed of our government's failure to organize properly. "Thank you for showing the true spirit of love and compassion." A third wrote: "Absolutely brilliant response. Puts our useless government to shame. Well done."

A spokesperson for Kent County Council said:

"With the help of Kent Resilience Forum agencies, we were able to give out snacks and drinking water through Monday ahead of drivers being able to access welfare facilities at Manston as part Operation Brock planning."

They continued...

"Though hauliers are routinely well prepared for disruption, while French borders remain closed it remains important that people avoid travelling to Kent." Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: "We continue to urge hauliers not to travel to Kent until further notice as we work to alleviate congestion at ports." Let's hope they all get moving soon! For more like this, scroll on...