Tonight, 50-plus families will gather at Fieldstone Elementary all in the name of feeding the hungry.
“We’ve actually done it many times,” Pastor Jeremiah Curran from Westbridge Church said Wednesday morning. “It’s just a practical way for us to serve our community.”
The Sandwich Project, or as some may know of it as 363 Days, was founded by Allan Law, a Minneapolis school teacher. The project revolves on the basic principle of helping to feed the homeless.
The last time Westbridge organized a group to make sandwiches, they made 1,500. So ,this year the goal was to double that but after posting on social media and being overwhelmed with registrations and donations for supplies, the goal raised to 6,000. Six thousand sandwiches.
That’s more sandwiches than the Sandwich Project can accept so the additional 2000 sandwiches will go to Place of Hope in St. Cloud, a homeless ministry that Westbridge partners with during the holidays.
The response to the invitation to serve isn’t surprising, with more bad news than good in the news and across social media this week, people are looking to find the good.
“Most people want to serve but just don’t know how to do it tangibly. This is tangible and also family friendly,” Curran said.
At the writing of this 45 families are registered, and $1,700 has been raised to cover the sandwich ingredients. The expected expense of the project is $4,000.
Anyone is welcome to come to the sandwich making, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Fieldstone.
If you can’t attend and want to donate to cover supplies, you can do that right here on Westbridge’s site.
Westbridge is a non-denominational church that has been meeting in St. Michael since 2006. They currently meet on Sunday mornings at Middle School West at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
“When people think of Westbridge I don’t want them to think of great speakers and music, but instead that is the kindest church. If God is that kind of kind, that’s what I want. Our goal is to make a difference here,” Curran said.