For those interested in Sikhism and a related Northern India religious faith -- that of Radha Soami Satsang Beas -- take a look at a short New York Times video about the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar (thanks to my friend Randy for letting me know about it).
I wasn't aware that the practice of giving out free food via a "langar" is a traditional Sikh custom. This is done on a large scale at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas headquarters in Beas, Punjab.
But apparently the Golden Temple is an even bigger langar purveyor. This just goes to show that charity is universal, common among believers and unbelievers alike.
When I was an active member of Radha Soami Satsang Beas I used to think that the free kitchens were something unique. Now I know they aren't.