Sikhs have always tried their best to follow their Guruji‘s teachings and serve the humanity selflessly. With the same thought and vision Gyani Narinder Singh Walia who is a President of Gurdwara Sahib Dukh Nivaran Sahib Society Surrey BC Canada had vision to open Sikh’s own food bank, Narinder Singh Walia decided to help the mankind regardless of their religion or origin. It was back in the year 2020 during the onset of COVID-19 pandemic when he decided to start free Seva of grocery distribution at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib however, in a short span it was realised that people were in more need than this. It was after this realisation that Gyani ji decided to start something permanent First Sikh Food Bank or we can say a permanent Seva by the Sikh community with the slogan and Moto of “Recognising all human races as One”. Soon after Gyani ji formed a board of directors with very known names Inderjit S Dhillon, Bill Sandhu, Neeraj Walia, Anup Loodu, Surinder Manj and. Jatinder Minhas All these brilliant minds with a great vision came together to serve the humanity and inaugurated Guru Nanak Food bank on July 1, 2020.
It is undoubtedly due to Gyani Ji’s devotion and hard work that Guru Nanak food bank’s name is now recognised all over the globe.
As a young man working in a shop, Guru Nanak Dev Ji distributed groceries repeatedly saying, Tera. He was saying to the Creator “This is yours”. Everything we see and we have is given to us by God. Everything is His. We are just a medium to distribute what he has given to share in his Name by remembering Tera. By saying Tera, we remember Guru Nanak and acknowledge this food bank, and everything in it is Tera, His.