WOODBURY – In less than 20 minutes Monday, about 50 Woodbury Middle School students teamed up to make 500 sandwiches for the homeless.
The initiative was the kickoff to Warriors for Warmth Week at Woodbury Middle School. The sandwiches were then delivered to the St. Vincent de Paul Mission in Waterbury, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the root causes of homelessness in the Greater Waterbury Area.
“It only took you a few minutes to make a big difference in someone else’s life,” WMS Phys Ed teacher and Athletic Director Chris McGrath said to the group of students.
This is the fifth year that the sandwich-making event has taken place. Though it has been an initiative led by student-athletes, students from other school clubs and activities also partake in the activities.
“The entire school contributes,” said Woodbury Middle School parent volunteer Candace Fernandes, who helps coordinate the event. “It’s not just the students. The custodians sanitize the cafeteria tables beforehand and stay late to clean up. The cafeteria staff lets us use cooler space for the lunchmeat and cheese.”
Fernandes added that WMS parents donate the supplies and food, too. This year, a bread truck driver who had extra bread made a generous donation to the cause.
Here are some photos from the Warriors for Warmth sandwich-making event…
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