The National Sandwich Making Initiative

The National Sandwich Making Initiative is a project which aims to get students across Canada involved in supporting their local homeless shelters.

Schools or community groups who participate in this initiative organize a sandwich making session at some point during the year where student volunteers come together for a short period of time and make as many sandwiches as they can! These sandwiches will then be donated to their city’s homeless shelters.

From previous experience, students and volunteers have really enjoyed this direct and collaborative way of giving back to the community. The hope is that this sentiment further inspires them to continuously support their community - not necessarily by making sandwiches for the emergency homeless system - but for any cause that is meaningful to them.

75,000 sandwiches and counting!

If you are interested in bringing this initiative to your school or community group or have any questions relating to the project, feel free to email me at [email protected] 🙂 .

Your support means a lot to your community.



On October 5th, 2021,
Elmwood School,
in Ottawa, Canada,

"The Most Number of Sandwiches Assembled in 3 Minutes: 1334 !!!

More than 1500 sandwiches were donated to the

Caldwell Family Centre Lunch Program.