DEARBORN, Michigan – Ten Rotary Club of Dearborn volunteers packaged 1,040 lunches for the Salvation Army Bed and Bread Club for three hours one Saturday in February at the Dearborn Bed & Breakfast on Morley Street in Dearborn.
The lunches included a ham and cheese sandwich, an orange, and two sandwich cookies. Ham and cheese sandwiches were assembled, packaged individually in a plastic bag, and packed in a box for refrigeration. Two sandwich cookies were packaged in a snack plastic bag and placed in a paper bag with an orange. Lunches packed on Saturday are distributed on Monday by the Salvation Army Bed and Bread Trucks. A Salvation Army truck picked up the packed lunches upon the completion of the project.
Dearborn Rotary acknowledged special thanks to Dearborn Sausage Company for providing the sliced ham for the sandwiches and to Greenland Market for providing the oranges. The Dearborn Rotary Foundation purchased remainder of items required to produce 1,040 lunches. Nancy Siwik, Dearborn Rotarian and chairperson of this project, provided the Dearborn Bed & Breakfast to assemble the lunches. Siwik’s husband Michael gave an assist by setting up the sandwich assembly line tables.
Salvation Army Bed and Bread trucks travel metro Detroit bringing food and comfort to thousands of area residents 365 days a year. The red and white Bed and Bread Club trucks make various stops throughout the city of Detroit, in the areas that demonstrate the most need. At each stop, the trucks provide food to the hungry and homeless. Throughout southeast Michigan, the Bed and Bread program feeds nearly 5,000 people each day and provides shelter to 565 persons each night of the year.
To learn more about the Bed and Bread Program please visit www.salmich.org. If you or your organization would like to make a contribution or volunteer your time helping to prep meals or ride the truck to serve those in need, please contact the Salvation Army at 313-361-6136.
Rotary is the world’s first service organization, which was founded by Paul P. Harris in 1905 in Chicago, Illinois. The name Rotary is derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members’ offices. Today, Rotary has evolved into an international service organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders in 33,000 clubs worldwide. The Rotary Club of Dearborn is one of 50 clubs in Rotary District 6400 which includes Wayne, Monroe and Lenawee counties in Michigan and Essex County in Ontario. Dearborn Rotary meets weekly at Park Place in Dearborn. For additional information, visit www.dearbornrotary.org or call 313-278-7233.