Alpharetta Y to deliver sandwiches for homeless

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Alpharetta Y to deliver sandwiches for homeless

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A scene from the 2017 sandwich-making at the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA. About 500 volunteers willl turn out Jan. 14 to make nearly 6,000 sandwiches for the homeless as a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project. ED ISAKSON/ALPHARETTA FAMILY YMCA

Five hundred adults and children ages 5 and up will gather at a YMCA in Alpharetta to make nearly 6,000 sandwiches for the homeless, a family service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The event is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA, 3655 Preston Ridge Road. Each volunteer has been asked to bring at least one loaf of bread – enough to make 13 sandwiches – and 13 slices of cheese and 78 slices of turkey.

Volunteers also are encouraged to bring a pack of paper lunch bags, decorated with quotes, Scripture, pictures and other positive messages. They’ll be assembled with the sandwiches and other items and taken to Must Ministries in Marietta later that afternoon for distribution that day and later based on need.

“This is the fourth year for this volunteer service project, which is part of the YMCA’s Togetherhood program,” officials said. “This MLK Day project started with 75 volunteers and now has maxed out with 500 volunteers registered to help.”

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