Troop 77 Delivers 1,296 Sandwiches for Individuals Facing Food Insecurity

In a heartwarming display of Scouting spirit and generosity, Troop 77 of Decatur, GA worked together on Tuesday, March 26, to craft a staggering 1,296 sandwiches for the Sandwich Project. This endeavor, orchestrated by the troop's dedicated Scouts and their supportive leaders, stands as a testament to the power of youth leadership and the impact of collective action in combating food insecurity in metro Atlanta.

The Sandwich Project, a non-profit organization operating through a network of passionate volunteers, aims to alleviate hunger by providing fresh, homemade sandwiches to individuals and families facing food insecurity.

With Troop 77's recent contribution, the organization's mission received a significant boost, ensuring that hundreds of people would have access to a nutritious meal during challenging times.

Laura Baldwin, one of the Sandwich Project’s network volunteers who coordinated the March 26 event, said,

“This evening’s effort is especially impactful going into next week when schools will be closed for spring break. Students facing food insecurity may only receive meals provided by their school. The sandwiches that we make tonight will provide nutrition and sustenance to many individuals who may not otherwise have a source of food throughout the week.”

Combining smoked turkey and cheese on bread, Baldwin told the Scouts that this simple sandwich would provide essential protein and nutrients that ensured that it was not only delicious but also nutritious. She said their contribution would be appreciated by all who received it.

The initiative began with Troop 77's Scouts eagerly taking up the mantle of service, recognizing the pressing need within their community. Under the guidance of their Scout leaders, they set out to prepare sandwiches under the direction and support of the Sandwich Project, raising the funds needed to procure the sandwich ingredients through fundraising of $1,650 within the troop. Supplied with an abundance of bread, deli meat, and cheese, the troop members swiftly transformed the Fellowship Hall of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church into a bustling sandwich assembly line. Working with efficiency and enthusiasm, the Scouts methodically assembled each sandwich.

As the sandwiches piled up, so too did the sense of accomplishment and camaraderie among the troop members. Their collective efforts transcended mere sandwich-making; they embodied the values of compassion, teamwork, and service that lie at the core of Scouting. With every sandwich crafted, they reinforced their commitment to making a positive difference in their community. Once the last sandwich had been carefully packed and labeled, The Sandwich Project volunteers present at the event set out on their delivery mission, distributing the freshly made meals to local shelters, community centers, and individuals in need.

Troop 77's involvement in the Sandwich Project not only provided tangible support to those experiencing food insecurity but also served as a powerful educational experience for the Scouts themselves. Through their participation, they gained a deeper understanding of social responsibility, empathy, and the importance of lending a helping hand to those less fortunate.

The success of this endeavor serves as an inspiring example of what can be achieved when individuals and organizations come together for a common cause. Troop 77's dedication and generosity have undoubtedly made a meaningful difference in the lives of countless individuals, illustrating that even the simplest of gestures can have a profound impact on those in need.

As Troop 77 continues to uphold the principles of Scouting and community service, their efforts stand as a beacon of hope and compassion, inspiring others to follow suit and join the fight against hunger and food insecurity. Through their commitment to service and their unwavering determination, they have proven that together, we can build a brighter, more compassionate world for all.

If you would like to learn more about the Sandwich Project and how your unit can get involved, visit their website at