LANGAR For Hunger (L4H) volunteers have joined forces with local heroes (health care workers, service providers, restaurants, businesses, etc.) to help fight against the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
L4H is a philanthropic platform by which people from all walks of life come together to collectively support the community. L4H’s belief is that serving others is the key to supporting one’s own mental health and well-being while creating a caring community. L4H was established in 2016 by local professionals headed by Supinder Singh in the Ottawa area to support the community.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, this team has been proactively providing support in various ways such as providing fresh food for frontline medical staff at various hospitals/nursing homes including the Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa Civic Hospital, CHEO, Ottawa General Hospital, Kemptville Hospital, etc. The largest food donation took place at Bruyere, feeding upwards of 1,100 frontline workers. Langar for Hunger is also providing food for seniors, students, and any other families in need. Additionally, L4H has been supporting local businesses by making all food orders and purchases through local suppliers.
The L4H volunteer nation has also been creating home-sewn masks for hospital and care home visitors, running virtual mental health support sessions, virtual online yoga sessions, and partnered with Canadian Blood Services to donate blood for COVID-19 relief.
Past L4H’s projects include providing tornado and flood relief services, running blood donation camps, and providing food, hygiene items and clothing items to local shelters and struggling families. One of their noteworthy accomplishments took place during the winter of 2019-2020 when L4H volunteers collected more than 7,000 pairs of new socks/mittens/hats for 10 shelters around Ontario during their annual ‘Sox Box Project’.
L4H Team can be contacted at:
Facebook: Langar for Hunger;
Twitter – @langarforhunger;
linkedin: – @langarforhunger