How we’re helping through this pandemic

Jay Swaminarayan,

Whilst the mandir building is closed for prayers, our mandir community have been busy over the last few weeks doing their bit to support people through this pandemic. Volunteers have rallied and below are just some of the activities they’ve been undertaking. If you would like to get involved, or donate to the causes we are supporting, please contact 07555 153 786 or visit the donation page.


Meals delivered to care homes and London Underground Staff:
On Friday 26th June, we prepared and delivered 200 meals to key workers at 5 Abbey Total Care Homes as well as Underground Staff.










Hot meals for frontline staff at King George and Goodmayes Hospitals:
We served 300 meals of kidney beans and corn curry with rice and peas to front line workers at King George and Goodmayes Hospitals on Friday 19th June.









Hot meals for key workers at Queens Hospital:
On Friday 12th June, we prepared and delivered 250 meals of mung bean curry and rice to key workers at Queens Hospital in Romford. This was with the support of the Mankuva gaam community.











Hot meals for staff at Basildon University University:
On Friday the 5th of June, volunteers prepared and delivered over 265 hot meals to frontline staff at Basildon University Hospital. We thank the sponsors of this week’s meal, FLM Wealth Management who are based in Moorgate, London.










Hot meals for staff at Whipps Cross Hospital:

Volunteers from the mandir cooked and delivered 200 hot meals of vegetable curry and rice to frontline workers at Whipps Cross Hospital on Friday 29th May, a small token of gratitude to those who are continuously working to protect us.






Hot meals for staff at Forest Gate Police Station and Newham University Hospital:

On Friday 22nd May, volunteers prepared vegetable biryani and raita (a yoghurt sauce) and delivered 50 meals to Forest Gate Police Station, and 150 meals to Newham University Hospital!










Hot meals for staff at North Middlesex University Hospital:

As a token of our gratitude for their efforts to protect the nation, on Thursday 14th May, the catering team, with the help of donors, delivered around 225 hot meals of potato curry and khichdi to NHS staff at North Middlesex University Hospital.













Clap for our Carers:

On Thursday the 7th of May, our mandir band and catering team headed over to Newham University Hospital. They delivered light snacks and a variety of fruit to the NHS staff. At 8pm, the band played outside in appreciation of the NHS and care workers, and were joined by NHS staff clapping and dancing. We thank NHS staff locally and nationally for all their work.

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Food parcels for the elderly and vulnerable:

We wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who is doing their bit to tackle the virus, including the elderly and vulnerable who are staying at home. Your efforts are valuable to the entire nation. Volunteers from the mandir have been delivering food parcels and checking in with these members of the community.