VOLUNTEERS at the town’s Sikh temple have cooked more than 6,000 free meals for NHS staff on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.

After being prepared at Warrington Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Latchford, on Dover Road, the food has been transported to Warrington Hospital, on Lovely Lane, for staff on weekend shifts during the pandemic.

Each Thursday, thanks to generous donations, which are being co-ordinated by the temple’s trustees, a team embark on a shopping trip for ingredients before they start preparing the meals at 6am the following day.

Cooking for up to six hours at a time they then batch cook hundreds of meals and package it into individual portions, ready for collection mid-morning on Saturdays and Sundays for staff to enjoy.

Warrington Guardian:

Volunteers from the Sikh community and bathroom fitter Liam Vickers, from Bathrooms by LV, who has been collecting meals in his van and delivering them to Warrington Hospital, where they are distributed to staff in Warrington and Halton

The meals are collected and delivered to Warrington Hospital, where they are distributed across the Lovely Lane and Halton Hospital sites.

The generosity forms part of langar, which means free community kitchen – it is a fundamental principle of Sikhism.

Volunteers have also cooked meals for the police, students and people who are homeless.

Warrington Guardian:

Some of the meals that have been cooked at Warrington Guru Nanak Gurdwara

If you would like to help or make a donation to hospital staff or patients, call the community hub on 662666 or e-mail WHH.Charity@nhs.net.

Furthermore, the Sikh temple has asked anyone in the community in need of food to call 418208.