Episode 7: Free Kitchens & Government Process

Episode 7 looks at two examples of what it takes to get communities to come together to feed their people.

First, Bryan heads to the Dixie Gurdwara to understand how an amorphous group of volunteers ensure that a hot meal is available to anyone- Sikh or non-Sikh- 24/7.

And then we peek inside the process involved in getting six communities in the Halifax Regional Municipality a Mobile Food Market.



Big thanks this week to Jaswant Singh, volunteer for the Ontario Khalsa Darbar (dixiegurdwara.com/).

And thanks to Heather Monahan and Ali Shaver from Nova Scotia Public Health and Josh Bates from the Mayor's Office for talking with Jess about the proposed Mobile Market for Halifax. We will keep everyone posted on the initiative's progress come Spring.

Thanks always to Erik Betlem, Ken Stowar and Sam Petite and CIUT for the use of their recording facilities. If you would like to donate to the CIUT Funding Drive, you can do so here (ciut.fm).

And thanks very much to Chris Foster (www.chrisfoster.ca) for our Foodstuffs logo.


Bryan interviews Jaswant Singh, one of the many volunteers at the Dixie Gurdwara, a Sikh Temple that serves up over 2000 hot and free meals a day. Jaswant talks about the origins of langar, how it fits with Sikhism, and the role the langar hall and Gurdwara play in the community.