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Operation Sandwich is a grassroots program that exists to end childhood hunger by feeding kids when free and reduced meals are not accessible at school.

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What are kids eating in the summer when meals aren't available? 

Operation Sandwich is committed more than ever to assist in feeding those in need in the Brainerd Lakes Area . We have made changes to the way that we serve your family. Additionally we have expanded our coverage area to include the Northern Lakes Area in order to serve more families.

Operation Sandwich will be distributing weekly lunch supply bags on Thursdays. Each bag will contain 5 days of lunch supplies for your family, including bread, peanut butter, jelly, granola bars, fruit snacks, an additional snack of some kind, and fresh fruit and/or vegetables.

**Brainerd distribution begins on May 27th. Northern distribution begins on June 3rd.**

Please complete the following form to reserve a lunch supply bag for your family. (No personal information is collected. The form is merely to help us prepare the bags in advance.) A new request needs to be completed each week by Wednesday at 10 am.

Current Needs: 

  • Creamy peanut butter (should not separate) 

  • Jelly, fruit jam, or preserves

  • Fruit snacks

  • Granola bars (chewy and crunchy; kid friendly) 

  • Goldfish

  • GoGo Squeeze (Fruit and veggie blend)

  • Fruit cups (in natural juices)

  • Trail Mix

  • Cub & Costco gift cards (for purchase of fresh fruit)

The Facts: 

There are 6648 total students in ISD 181.

2744 students are on free & reduced lunch program.

That is 41.3% of total school population.

Note: Please ensure that all food donations, except for peanut butter and jelly, is individually wrapped.

Drop off location is

Bethlehem Lutheran Church.