19 March 2020 – Mr ONDARCHIE – Members Statement:
Waheguruji ka Khalsa, Waheguruji ki Fateh. It was my pleasure to host the Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs in the federal Parliament, the Honourable Jason Wood, at the Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Craigieburn to showcase Melbourne’s north’s multiculturalism and to thank the Sikh community for the wonderful work they did during the bushfire period, when they were the first people to get a food truck out to Gippsland to help people.
The Gurudwara together with the Khalsa Foundation Australia have now mobilised another food truck for those who are isolated as a result of the coronavirus. They are delivering a free mobile food service in Melbourne’s outer north. If you order before midday, they will deliver the food to you between 6.00 and 8.00 pm. This is a great example of our multicultural Victoria getting together to support Victorians. I take my hat off to and congratulate the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Craigieburn together with the Khalsa Foundation Australia for the wonderful work they are doing. They are a great example of how our diversity of multiculturalism in Victoria can come together to support Victorians.
That food truck is hitting the road every single day supporting those who are isolated through this COVID-19 pandemic. On behalf of the Parliament of Victoria and indeed the people of Melbourne’s north, I say to the Khalsa Foundation Australia and to the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Craigieburn: thank you very much for what you are doing