Khalsa Care Foundation is a Sikh gurdwara (Punjabi: ਗੁਰਦੁਆਰਾ or gurduārā; literal meaning “door to the guru”) is a place of worship for Sikhs located in Pacoima, California. Local sangat typically (Punjabi: ਸੰਗਤ is a Sikh term which means company, fellowship and community) gathers several times a week. The gurdwara is open 24/7, to all, regardless of their background.
At Khalsa Care Foundation, our mission is to provide a space for guidance, education, and seva (selfless service) for all. We are dedicated to creating a positive environment to encourage our youth and sangat to participate in community outreach through various programs, including the Khalsa Food Pantry, Sharing & Caring event, and other opportunities as they arise. Khalsa Care Foundation recognizes the importance of building community and is committed to doing so through education and service.
Current COVID Procedure
Masks must be on at all times.
Before entering the Darbar Hall, please sanitize your hands. We will have a table outside with Sanitizer, Masks & Gloves.
Please bring your own head covering.
Keep 6 ft distance from all sangat members.
Langar will be prepared and packed in to-go containers for all Sangat. We request you please take the containers & eat in the car or at home to limit the amount of times that masks need to be removed.
Chai will be served in to-go cups.
Prashaad will also be served in to-go cups.
It is very important to follow social distance procedures so we can all be safe during this time and still be able to come to Guru-Ghar and be in the presence of Sangat & Guru Sahib. We request you join us this Sunday.
Helping ALL people
Keeping with the Sikh tradition, Khalsa Care Foundation is dedicated to helping all people. The concept of seva (Punjabi: ਸੇਵਾ selfless service or volunteering or donating without asking for anything in return) can be easily seen at KCF. Some highlights include, in December for the holidays, gurdwara holds a free winter carnival as an outreach to low income families in the area. Similarly, at Thanksgiving, gurdwara provides food and toy bags for the underprivileged and elderly. Additionally, every Friday night gurdwara sponsors a volunteer run Khalsa Food Pantry for local economically challenged families.
Life long learners
The word Sikh literally means student. Keeping with Sikh traditions, every Sunday, teachers of all ages instruct “students” on topics such as gurbani reading & writing, Sikh history, Sikh theology and kirtan. Classes are open to all, free of cost.
Lastly, the concept of langar is important in Sikhism & KCF. KCF volunteers cook and provide free food to sangat or all that come to gurdwara.