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

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

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...

...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 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...

...'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.      

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. 

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