A local Sikh temple is helping to organize a food giveaway in Coachella Saturday to help people struggling financially amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gurdwara Sahib Indio and Chandi Group USA, one of Indio’s largest developers, are planning to distribute more than 2,000 prepared vegetarian dishes at Bagdouma Park, at 51-723 Douma St., between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

“With the coronavirus affecting people from all walks of life, we wanted to show our support and do our part,” said Nachhattar Singh Chandi, a member of Gurdwara Sahib Indio and CEO of Chandi Group USA. “As a local business owner and member of the Sikh community, we’re happy to be able to give back during these difficult times.”

Food will be handed out in the parking lot at the southwest corner of the park near the basketball courts, city officials said.

County health orders including mandatory face coverings and requirements people stay six feet away from others remain in effect.

Anybody with questions is urged to call or text the organizers at 760-459-1575.

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