Sikh volunteers have come to the rescue to feed hundreds of lorry drivers stuck in Kent after a ban came into place over the mutant coronavirus strain.
Reports say that Khalsa Aid volunteers travelled over 80 miles to help provide more than 800 meals to truckers, according to the Express and Star.
The volunteers teamed up with Sikhs from the Guru Nanak Temple in Gravesend and a local football team to serve food to the drivers, with escort from Kent Police.
“Everyone’s working together to feed the drivers… it’s been an amazing day and we are immensely proud,” Ravi Singh, founder of Khalsa Aid, was cited in the paper saying.
“From tomorrow it’s two days away from Christmas and these drivers don’t know if they’re going to be home or not.
“It’s horrible for them, there’s nothing here – no food, no shops – it’s like a prison for them. We can’t sit back and do nothing,” he added.
— Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid) December 22, 2020