Students at Kimberly Lane Elementary School made more than 5,000 sandwiches on May 29 to feed people in need across the Twin Cities through the 363 Days Food Program.
The Kimberly Lane Service Club volunteered to make sandwiches from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. with Principal Gary Kipling checking in throughout the day. Kipling is a great supporter of students learning and participating in community service. “This is his legacy and we are thankful for him promoting the importance of community service to our students at Kimberly Lane,” said parent volunteer Denise Miller.
Allan Law, a retired Minneapolis Public Schools teacher and founder of the 363 Days Food Program, spoke with students during each sandwich making session about the need for their volunteer work and why he started his program. Law drives throughout the Twin Cities every night from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. serving people in urgent need in homeless shelters and those living totally outdoors. He volunteers overnight because that’s when shelters are closed and homeless people are most vulnerable. Making as many as 50 stops a night, he distributes these donated sandwiches, basic necessities and encouragement to the homeless and hungry.