Khalsa Care Foundation (KCF) is a Sikh Gurdwara located in Pacoima, California. Much of the community in the Pacoima and surrounding cities fall in the lower income bracket; many families in the area are struggling to maintain a roof over their head and food on the table. At KCF, we believe that no one should worry about how and if they will be able to feed their children and family. The Khalsa Food Pantry was established in 2012 to help serve that need and has been giving groceries to families in the area weekly since then. There is enough food for the week and include perishable and non-perishable items, such as cans, bread, cereal, pasta, fruits, and vegetables. The list goes on and we pride ourselves in having the resources to be able to continue this important service since then.
Unfortunately, during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen the need for food and groceries grow tenfold in our local communities.
In the last 6 weeks, KCF has served over 45,000 individual hot meals & 120,000 lbs of groceries to families San Fernando Valley, Homeless Shelters, Hospitals & Los Angeles based non profit organizations who are delivering these meals in their local areas. The Drive thru hot meal pick up occurs every Friday at 2pm with partnership of Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and will continue to happen indefinitely while the need exists.
Los Angeles Mayor's Office & Department of Disability reached out to Khalsa Care Foundation with a Seva opportunity to help those who are most vulnerable with disabilities who are elderly, can't leave their homes or cook meals- Starting May 18th, we will be preparing 1,500+ hot meals DAILY and then will increase to 3,500+ meals on June 1st DAILY!! This service will be in addition to what we are currently doing for our local communities.
Between May 18-July 3rd, we'll be making more than 127,000 free hot meals which will be served/delivered throughout Los Angeles. Our Cost will be around $2.25 per meal which includes a meal, water bottle & small snack. In total it will cost close to $285,000 until July 3rd.