Making a difference
How many people does it take to make 150 sandwiches in 45 minutes?
Nine kids and two adults.
Chugiak Elementary Camp Fire USA second-through-fifth-graders feverishly made bologna and cheese sandwiches March 7 to donate to Bean’s Café, which provides food and shelter to Anchorage’s homeless population.
Each student had a job on the assembly line that started with placing two pieces of bread on a plate and ended with sealing and stacking the finished product in a box.
“Every year I try to do a service project,” said Mary Ann Nelson, who spearheaded the event.
Nelson, who serves food at Bean’s Café once a month, said it’s a good way to support less fortunate individuals. It also teaches the students a valuable lesson, she said.
“It’s making them aware that there are needy people out there,” Nelson said.
Assisting on the project is a good way to make her students realize how fortunate they are to eat three meals a day, Nelson said.
“We try to let them know that not everyone gets to eat everyday,” she said.