Peanut Butter and Jelly for a Cause

Even the smallest action can make someones day

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photo: Evan-Amos

Recently my mom, one of my friends, and her mom, decided to get together to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless. This experience first came to eye after our grade was reminded that we had to complete a certain amount of community service hours. Community service could be something as easy as going to the mall and picking up trash, or helping make food for those in need, like we did, and because community service is very much encouraged it wasn’t finding where and how to do community service, but getting a slot to be able to attend the event. Why this was tricky? So many people want to be doing community service. Which is amazing.

Once we found an area to do community service, and after a rewarding amount of waiting, we finally were accepted to be able to volunteer to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless. Once arriving at Bridge House, which is a place for people around Colorado to come and help make food for the homeless, transport food to the homeless, and more. After many long awaited days, we had a small introduction on the task before getting right to work. Scott Median, one of the Bridge House staff members talked about how the smallest action, like making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches can change somebody’s day. Before we left to start making the sandwiches, we were given the option to take the sandwiches we made and hand them out after the volunteer hours, or let Bridge House distribute them.

Once the introduction was done, it was off to sandwich making, with my friend and both our moms we made many many sandwiches, In total, volunteers made more than 800 sandwiches in about an hour, which could feed many people who really need it.

I really enjoyed volunteering to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches not only because it was for a good cause, but also because it was something small that made a big impact on many people through just one kind action.

For more about Bridge House, visit https://www.coloradogives.org/bridgehouse/overview