Sandwiches for the Homeless!
November 4, 2017 7:42pm CST
Ive been volunteering for this shelter once or twice a month for the last 2 ish years and shamefully while I bring in tonsof clothing donations, I had never brought in any food items. Dont know why I didnt earlier. I got a decent paycheck from mandatory overtime at my main job, so I went out and bought sandwich supplies! 2 loaves of bread ($2), 30 pieces of sliced cheese ($9, next time I think Ill buy blocks of cheese), 3 pounds of deli ham at Cub Foods ($18]. I found out from others who make sandwiches to give away they often use "budding" or similar cheaper deli meat. I am a vegetarian so I am pretty clueless. I brought them in late last week and the 30 sandwiches were gone in minutes. It was a hit! The crew was so thankful for it. Just heartwarming and I definitely think Ill do it again next time I go. Its also kind of a fun project. Have you ever done this? Also, what type of sandwiches would you like to see - what kind of meat? Hope everyones Saturday is going well!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
That's so nice of you. =) I haven't done that but I think it's a great way of helping! When I was in college our volleyball team went to the part of town with a lot of homeless people and gave them food. It was amazing to help. =)
• United States
We have a place where the homeless can get 2 hot meals a day. There is also a shelter for them to stay at. Even though we are a small town, we do have our fair share of homeless people. Many of them are put up in motels. Sad to see this happen. Kudos to you for helping out! How about turkey or chicken? You can buy a whole chicken or turkey and get a lot of sandwiches out of them.
• East Tawas, Michigan
What a beautiful display of love, for those people who don't know where their next meal will be coming from! Yes, my husband and I started contributing to a food bank, for those who don't have food. What a blessing, knowing that a family somewhere, will be glad to receive this food!:) God is good, all the time!
I have done this a number of times already. The church that i go to have a feeding program for kids every weekend and every quarter or so, I donate either some money or food or time to help out. The last time out, I made food packs of rice, fried chicken, stir-fry veggies, and ice cream for the kids. There are about thirty or so of them.