Sign Up to Make Sandwiches
To volunteer to make sandwiches, please fill out the request form below. Once your request is received, your name or group name will be placed on our calendar, and you will receive an Email confirmation. We will contact you prior to event to schedule picking up your sandwiches.
It’s easier to feed 150 people than you might think. It simply takes 1 trip to a local grocery store or placing an order with Coborns Delivers to purchase the supplies, and then preparing 150 sandwiches. Six people can prepare 150 sandwiches in about 30 minutes. The total cost is approximately $100, and it will end up feeding 150 people in urgent need.
Preparing 150 Sandwiches
Step 1: Submit your request by filling out and submitting our sign up form located on the homepage of the MRD web site www.mrdinc.org.
Step 2: Once we receive your request form, you’ll receive a confirmation from MRD within 2-3 days with details including the time we’ll pick up your sandwiches, or directions for you to deliver them to one of our sandwich drop sites in the Twin Cities.
Step 3: Purchase food as follows:
- Meat: Pre-packaged turkey, chicken or turkey bologna, or regular bologna products that make eight helpings per package (we recommend two slices per sandwich). 19 packages = 150 sandwiches.
- Cheese: There are packages of cheese that come in quantity of 72. Buy two packs plus another small eight pack (one slice per sandwich).
- Bread: A loaf of bread generally makes 10 sandwiches. 15 loaves = 150 sandwiches.
- Zip Lock Sandwich Bags: Commonly come in boxes of 150. No fold-over bags please.
- No Condiments (butter, mayo, mustard, etc.) please.
Wash hands and all preparation surfaces. Plastic gloves work well too!
Step 4: Assemble sandwiches, place in Ziploc bags, and then place completed sandwiches BACK IN THE BREAD LOAF BAG (each loaf bag holds 10-12 sandwiches). Be sure to DATE each loaf bag with the date the sandwiches were made (with a black permanent marker or a sticker).
Storage: Please place the completed bagged sandwiches back in the bread bags.
Refrigerate/Freeze your sandwiches at all times at 41F or below.
Step 5: We will let you know when we send your initial confirmation if we’re be able to come to your event and pick up the sandwiches you prepare. If time permits, we’d love to thank your group as well and explain how and where the sandwiches will be distributed within the homeless community. If we’re unable to pick them up, we’ll provide directions for you to deliver them to one of our sandwich drop sites in the Twin Cities. If you don’t provide a time and location on your sign up form, we ask that you email us email@example.com ASAP with the time for your event. If you have any additional questions Mr. Law can be reached at 612.423.9923 or Steve Aase at 612.803.2287.
Do we have a facility to make sandwiches (similar to Feed My Starving Children)?
No. the MRD 363 Days Food Program is a volunteer led grassroots organization facilitating small and large group sandwich preparation and distribution. All sandwiches are prepared off-site at someone’s home, place of worship, school and/or work.
Can I make the sandwiches at my home?
Yes. Sandwiches can be prepared anywhere provided the group follows our strict production guidelines listed on the instructions page on our website.
Do you pick up the sandwiches once prepared?
Yes. Please call Steve Aase at (612) 803-2287 as soon as you schedule your sandwich making event, and we will plan on coming in person to thank your group and pick up your sandwiches. We also explain the MRD 363 Food Program, and share where and how sandwiches are distributed.
Can a group make more than 150 sandwiches?
Yes. If you plan on making more than 1000 sandwiches we will make special arrangements for pick up of your sandwiches.
How much does it cost to make a sandwich?
The typical retail cost of a sandwich is approximately sixty-seven ($.67) per sandwich.
Do you accept any type of sandwich?
No. For storage and freezing purposes, we request all sandwiches be made with bread, white meat and cheese. For more details, please refer to the instructions page.
Can I freeze the sandwiches?
Yes, if they do not thaw before we pick them up, they can be frozen. Some people choose to do this if they need to store them until it’s convenient for them to have us pick them up.
How are the sandwiches delivered to those in need?
Every night, Mr. Law distributes sandwiches at 10 Twin Cities partner shelters and locations serving the homeless and poor. In addition distributes sandwiches and bottled water to homeless individuals and families living on the street, or totally.
Coborn’s, Inc. is recognized for its outstanding commitment to the communities it serves. The company annually donates more than $2 million and thousands of volunteer hours toward making a positive difference in our communities. Coborn’s Golden Rule is “Treat all with dignity and respect.” We make it our goal to “Be The Best” in every market we serve. This focus on customer service, freshness, value and community involvement is the cornerstone of Coborn’s, Inc.’s success story!
By choosing Coborns Delivers/Twin Cities for your sandwich supplies, you will get efficient and personal service, along with competitive pricing and FREE DELIVERY!
Coborns Delivers/Twin Cities has also committed to giving MRD customers a 5% discount on supplies, and giving back 5% of every dollar placed for the MRD 363 Food Program to MRD!
Click here for Coborns Delivers/Twin Cities contact information.