Operation sandwich



“One of my favorite passages is from Matthew 25 when Jesus tells a bunch of people he took care of them when they were hungry…and when they do something the world overlooks, you’re doing something for him,” explained Pastor Kate Murphy.

Daily, different members of the Charlotte community come together to make 800 sandwiches for the neighbors at Urban Ministries. These homeless citizens get one to eat there and one to take away for later. This is known as Operation Sandwich.

This Thursday was Queens’ turn to be sandwich chefs. Students and faculty lined up along tables set in the aisle of the chapel. To make all 800 sandwiches took about 30 people less than an hour.

“I think it’s wonderful that we’re taking the opportunity to do something for others,” said freshman Rachel McAndrew.

Each team of 2-3 people would take a loaf of bread, then line two pieces with a piece of cheese and 3 pieces of ham. Once the bag was emptied of bread, the pile of sandwiches was placed back in the bag for transport to Urban Ministries, where they would be eaten the next day.

“It’s just an awesome way to show love through bread and meat and cheese,” smiled senior William Yates.

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Published by students of Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, N.C. 28274.