OTTAWA – Langar for Hunger (l4h) volunteers join 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 when the need arises. L4H’ belief is that serving others is the key to supporting one’s own mental health and wellbeing 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.
A few of L4H’s past projects include providing tornado and flood relief services, running blood donation camps, providing food, hygiene items, and clothing items to local shelters and struggling families.
Their most recent accomplishment 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.
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, Bruyere Hospital, Kemptville Hospital etc. L4H 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.
The L4H team can be contacted at: Facebook: Langar For Hunger; Twitter – @langarforhunger; linkedin: – @langarforhunger https://www.instagram.com/langarforhunger