National Langar week aims to raise awareness for UK's hungry

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National Langar week aims to raise awareness for UK's hungry
3rd November 2014

National Langar week is a celebration of the 700 year old Langar system. 
Started by the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, Langar translates as free kitchen.
Every single Sikh temple has a langar where anyone, no matter of race, faith, gender or social status, can come together to eat.
Langar was introduced to the Oxford dictionary in 2008 but has yet to reach the wider public consciousness. 
Nearly one million people used food banks in the UK in 2013. Langar Week is hoping to raise awareness of its cause and the solace it can offer those struggling in the capital and around the country. 

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