The owner of an Indian restaurant in Chilliwack is asking people to bring in some food when they pick up their take-out orders.
Sangam Restaurant and Catering is hosting a food drive for the Chilliwack Salvation Army now until Dec. 20.
When owner Jag Deol found out how empty the shelves at the food bank were, he wanted to help. He’s now inviting folks to bring in non-perishable food items to both of their locations: 8705 Young Rd. and 5725 Vedder Rd.
Sangam will be matching all donations that come in.
People do not need to order food in order to drop off non-perishable items, they can come in during regular hours just to make a donation.
This is not the first time they have done community service.
Since arriving here in the spring of 2019, they gave away $7,500 in free lunches to health-care workers at the start of the pandemic, handed out gloves and hats to the homeless last Christmas, and have regularly donated leftover food from catering events to shelters.
“It’s the fulfillment of it. You feel so good doing something like that. It’s a nice selfless deed,” Deol said.
Sangam is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Chilliwack location is closed on Mondays.