AZ Langar Truck is a fully licensed food truck with a commercially integrated kitchen. While we currently operate in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. It is our vision to provide nutritious, hot meals, to undeserved communities.
MISSION & HISTORY.
In Sikhism, the practice of the langar, or free kitchen, is believed to have been started by the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. It was designed to uphold the principle of equality among all people, regardless of religion, caste, colour, creed, age, gender or social status.
The second Guru of Sikhism, Guru Angad, is remembered in Sikh tradition for systematizing the institution of langar in all Sikh temple premises, where visitors from near and far could get a free simple meal in a simple and equal seating.
He also set rules and training method for volunteers (sevadars) who operated the kitchen, placing emphasis on treating it as a place of rest and refuge, and being always polite and hospitable to all visitors.
The first Guru of the Sikh's during the early days, was given some money to go and do some "good" business. He came across a group of hungry people. He would use the money his father gave them to buy the people in need food.
Upon his return, his father asked him what he did with the money. He replied, "I could not envision a better business than feeding the hungry."