It’s important for us that our children understand that we need to give back and give to others that aren’t as blessed as us. And not just at Christmas or other holidays. Our Sunday School class wanted to do some community outreach and include our children. Our local food pantry, MUST ministries gives out sack lunches to people that are living in their shelter and working during the day.
The lunches require sandwiches which we thought would be perfect for our kids (ages 13 to 4) to help. The kids had a great time working together and making a sandwich assembly line. There was a bread placer, a meat placer, a cheese placer and a bread flipper for completing the sandwich.
It turned out to be perfectly timed for National Bread Month (did you know there was such a thing)?
In fact, this year marks the 250th anniversary of the sandwich! Of course, we didn’t know this when we planned our sandwich making morning, but we did know that they are super easy to make and easy to grab and go for the men at MUST ministries that are working to get back on their feet. They can eat their sandwiches at lunch, but often it is the foundation of any meal any time of day as they are often saved for dinner. The complex carbohydrates in bread provide the lasting energy they need to keep going (often their sack lunches are their only meals for the day, so they need to last!) While MUST has a requirement that sandwiches have meat and cheese, this is actually (surprisingly to me) our girls’ favorite sandwich to eat, too. So they were happy to be making something for somebody else that they also enjoy. (It’s so important to be able to make a connection when you are giving, I think.)
They were very excited to see that in under an hour we had made over 100 sandwiches to feed over 50 people lunch for the day. It was great to see the kids working together to help others and also to do teamwork to get the job done!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.