Sandwiches for the Homeless!

@maezee (32972)
United States
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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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Nov
I'm gonna do essential bags for the homeless.tjis week with gloves, socks, toothpaste etc. Good for you for doing the sandwiches. It was appreciated I'm sure.
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@maezee (32972)
• United States
5 Nov
That is awesome! Do you bring them to a shelter or hand them out if you go through a neighborhood with a big homeless population? Great idea. Especially as it gets colder. Well for some of us. Lol
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
5 Nov
@maezee oh I'll go to where they hang out and hand them out. I've met a couple of them. It's supposed to get cold again here next week.
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@maezee (32972)
• United States
5 Nov
@thislittlepennyearns Nice. I did that a few years ago with chilli. Definitely nice to get out there and speak to people.
@Kandae11 (40178)
5 Nov
That was a very, very nice thing to do. It is such a pleasure to give when we can.
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@maezee (32972)
• United States
5 Nov
Exactly. Feels much better than buying junk I dont need. Hope youre having a good saturday!
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@Kandae11 (40178)
5 Nov
@maezee Yes I am , thank you.
• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Nov
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. =)
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@TRBRocks420 (80998)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Nov
That is very nice of you and, happy Saturday :)
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@maezee (32972)
• United States
5 Nov
Yay! Hope your day is going well. ;)
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@miketagz (7494)
• Philippines
5 Nov
You are the good example of being a good samaritan.
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@annierose (18024)
• Philippines
5 Nov
That is such a very humane act. I like it too whenever I give something to eat for people on the street. I don't like giving money. I prefer giving them drinks or sandwich. God bless you more with your kind actions.
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• United States
5 Nov
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.
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@DianneN (81930)
• United States
5 Nov
Bless you for doing such a wonderful thing for the homeless!
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@yanzalong (10175)
• Indonesia
5 Nov
What you did was worth appreciating indeed. Reward will come from God. I am sure of that.
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@crossbones27 (20780)
• Redlands, California
5 Nov
Awesome, happy seeing some people still give a crap. Well done miss lady.
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@jstory07 (69013)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Nov
I used to give present to the homeless shelter in Colorado.
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• Peoria, Arizona
5 Nov
That is awesome! I never done this before because a lot of shelters are just too far to get to. But we try and donate food all the time when food drives happen.
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@kobesbuddy (52438)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Nov
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!
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@WriterAI (5234)
• Bulgaria
9 Apr
That's so nice and so noble of you.
• Canada
8 Nov
You are a great person, you should be very proud!
@allen0187 (33880)
• Philippines
6 Nov
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.
@Happy2BeMe (74997)
• Canada
6 Nov
What a wonderful thing to do. I have never made sandwiches for the shelter but I have dropped off clothes and food supplies.
@tom_view (3877)
• Kolkata, India
5 Nov
that is great.
• Philippines
5 Nov
You are indeed a good person for doing this, I mean you even went over time just to give food to the shelter..That's a huge deal. I'm sure God will reward you some day for this.
@JustBhem (40967)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Nov
We've done this with the boyfriend during our Santa Ride last year. It was an honor for us to give food for the street children during Christmas. And we are going to that once again this December.