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Meet the Sandwich Kids

Posted on April 29, 2020 in: News

Meet the Sandwich Kids

The Sandwich Kids Project has been in operation for approximately seven years at the Church of the Holy Family in Hebron.  

The goal of the project is to directly involve the parish children in a community volunteer project that benefits food-challenged members of the extended communities in our regional shelters in Willimantic and Hartford.  

Here’s how it works: The children bring sandwich fixings to an established monthly work session and team up with their peers to make sandwiches. Sandwich fixings donations from parishioners are often added to the surplus. 

Students in the Faith Formation classes often make the sandwiches. The monthly time slots fill up quickly with volunteers. As the students make the sandwiches, information about the two donation centers is shared with the children.  The Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic and the St. Vincent DePaul Place in Norwich are the two recipients of the monthly sandwich donations.

The number of sandwiches made each month has varied from 50 to 326, and a friendly competition often develops between the classes. Once completed, all donations are accepted with great appreciation by the two meal centers. 

Want to know more? A monthly update with the number of sandwiches made is published in the church bulletin.  

 

-- By Jo Montgomery

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