The KAISERComm team made sandwiches this week for the charity Project 363 which works to provide sandwiches to the homeless throughout Minneapolis. KAISERComm purchased and prepared all the ingredients to make 150 sandwiches to serve the homeless. In 2011 the 363 Days Food Program distributed more than 600,000 sandwiches to the homeless and hungry.
On any given night there are an estimated 7,000 homeless people in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area, and 2,200 of them are children under 17. The goal of Minneapolis Recreation Development (MRD) is to feed, and provide emergency assistance to as many of them every day as possible. In 2012 MRD will serve over 100,000 people in urgent need, which is made possible by the incredible outpouring of both the time and resources of our donor community, and a handful of dedicated volunteers.
About Project 363 – MRD is dedicated to serving the homeless community, vulnerable individuals, disadvantaged youth, and their families in the Twin Cities through our Three Programs. Enabled by the generous support of their donor community, from 9pm to10am every night Founder Allan Law drives throughout the Twin Cities serving people in urgent need in homeless shelters, and on the street. Making as many as 50 stops a night, he distributes donated sandwiches, basic necessities, and encouragement to the homeless from the back of the MRD minivan. He volunteers overnight because that’s when shelters are closed, and homeless people living on the street are most vulnerable. He also responds to several calls a day 24/7 from people in crisis, with requests ranging from critical immediate needs, to others like help finding a job or temporary housing.
Giving back is easy, if you’d like to help feed the homeless in Minneapolis you can learn more about Project 363 and sign up here.