Updated: Jan 26
The recipients of the inaugural Pride of Scotland Awards 2020 have been announced in the Daily Record today. Charandeep Singh will receive a Special Recognition Award for his work with The Sikh Food Bank which delivered 100,000 meals to families in need through the Covid-19 pandemic. Charandeep Singh, who is deputy chief executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, formed 'The Sikh Food Bank’ at the start of lockdown to provide support for shielding and vulnerable households. Supported by a 50-strong team of Sikh volunteers, Charandeep has led the delivery of meals and food parcels to families across Glasgow as well as in Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.
Commenting on the announcement, Dr Liz Cameron OBE, Director & Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:
"Charandeep is a truly influential force in Scotland breaking barriers in business and in charity. His incredible passion, dedication and commitment to helping others has made a real difference to communities across Scotland. On top of his day job, Charandeep spearheaded the delivery of over 100,000 meals to people in need across Scotland throughout the pandemic.
"Charandeep is a true role model and inspiration to us all. We are immensely delighted he has received this tremendous recognition."
Charandeep Singh, Deputy Chief Executive, SCC, and Founder of The Sikh Food Bank commented:
"I am so very humbled to receive the Pride of Scotland award. This has been an exceptionally tough year for us all and I am honoured to have played my part in helping our communities.
"I couldn't have done this on my own and I dedicate this award to all the volunteers, supporters and donors who continue to support The Sikh Food Bank."