Alexandria, VA – Volunteer Alexandria invites children between 6 and 12 years old to prepare 75 peanut butter & jelly sandwiches to be donated to a local school. Volunteer Alexandria manages this project and guides the children as well as leads a discussion on volunteerism, giving and hunger in Alexandria. One of Volunteer Alexandria’s goals is that all children and youth, ages 6 to 18, thrive and are engaged in their community in partnership with Great Harvest Bread Company. The sandwiches will be donated to a local school. “Thank you again for this great opportunity for my kids to make positive difference.” PTA President
Children, using gloves, will prepare the sandwiches, assemble, and individually package them. Children should wear their hair pulled back and under a baseball cap or other full hair covering such as a bandana/scarf or hairnet. They should wear clothing they don’t mind if it gets dirty.
Please note, this project involves working with peanut and wheat products in an environment that prepares food with milk, eggs, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame, wheat & other cereal grains. Children with allergies and/or sensitivities to these products should discuss risks of exposure with their physicians before participating.
Register at https://www.volunteeralexandria.org/opportunity/a0C1B00001YypUE
About Hunger in Alexandria: Alexandria is one of the wealthiest parts of the United States, but an estimated 20% of Alexandrians can’t make ends meet. A report published in 2014 showed that 29,000 Alexandrians live near or below the official poverty threshold of $22,113 per year for a family with two adults and two children (2010). This means that many people can’t afford to put food on the table.