Doing the Most Good for Detroit One Sandwich At a Time
Since COVID-19 broke out back in March, the Bed & Bread Club had to cease its volunteer activity while continuing to produce more than 3,600 meals daily to feed the most vulnerable in the Detroit area. This past weekend, on September 11 and 12, the program held its first volunteer event since the beginning of the quarantine. The Salvation Army ensured that the 2-day sandwich-making event would be safe by following every protocol and precaution, from social distancing and taking temperatures to wearing masks and using plenty of hand sanitizer. Each shift of volunteers took to the task with gusto, far surpassing the initial goal of 4,000 sandwiches.
“This was amazing. The volunteers completely went above and beyond my expectations! We ended up with 11,570 sandwiches, and that goes a long way in our daily efforts to feed individuals and families who are struggling to get enough nutrition,” said Michael Block, Head Chef of the Bed & Bread kitchen.
The volunteer turnout and the overall impact of the effort was encouraging for The Salvation Army, and we are so grateful for each person who decided to support the Bed & Bread program. After the event, the only response from our volunteers was, “When can we do this again?” Stay tuned! We hope to bring you more opportunities like this soon.