Windsor's Sikh Community Gives Back

The 7th annual Food and Clothing Drive organized by Windsor's Sikh community is dishing out more than 1,000 items of clothing and 600 non-perishable food donations.

The Windsor Sikh Youth group and the Sikh Cultural Society of Metropolitan Windsor organized the two drives earlier this month.

Clothing items donated included coats, shirts, sweaters, pants, gloves and blankets.

President of the Sikh Cultural Society Harjinder Singh says it's important to give back.

"As a community we also serve food at the Downtown Mission one weekend of every month," says Singh. "That has been running, by a few community members, for over two decades."

Singh is happy to see those in need get help.

"We feel really honoured and blessed to be part of such projects to make a difference in the community."

He says helping others is at the core of Sikh belief.

"I think a large section of the community take part in all of these kinds of community service projects."

The items were brought to Goodwill in Windsor which will handle distribution.

— with files from AM800's Gord Bacon