Students representing various faith communities and the Community Service Network at the University of Rochester will be making and delivering 3,000 sandwiches to local food kitchens and community centers next week as part of the Faiths in Action initiative.
They will prepare peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches for about 18 local sites, including Friendship Nursery Center, the House of Mercy, St. Joseph's House, and Salem House. Food donations for the project, called PB & Jam 2003, are being provided by Genesee Valley Foodlink and Wegmans.
Originally a program sponsored by Jewish Hillel, PB & Jam is being joined by members of the Buddhist, Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, Sikh, and Hindu faiths. In addition, groups of student athletes, fraternities, and sororities as well as other clubs will take turns making and delivering sandwiches.
The students will create an assembly line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 27, in the Hirst Lounge of Wilson Commons on the River Campus. For more information, contact the Interfaith Chapel at (585) 275-4321.