33 loaves of bread + 15 pounds of turkey + 15 pounds of ham + 216 slice of cheese + 3 jars of peanut butter + 3 jars of jelly = 324 sandwiches for Urban Ministry!
WFAE’s mission is to serve the community. We usually fulfill that mission by providing in-depth news, information and discussion over the air and on the web. However, yesterday we made sandwiches for Urban Ministry’s Operation Sandwich. Urban Ministry is an interfaith organization dedicated to serving homeless neighbors and ending homelessness. Every day Urban Ministry provides 800 sandwiches to neighbors, which amounts to almost 300,000 sandwiches a year.
We saw this as a great opportunity to bond with each other and help our neighbors. Staff personally donated over $200 and in-kind sandwich supplies. While we carefully crafted our sandwiches, we chatted about food, personal lives, holiday plans, and the latest Hollywood gossip. It took about an hour out of our day, but the sense of accomplishment and camaraderie lasted all day.