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2011 S 6th St, Brainerd, MN 56401, USA

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

Visit Operation Sandwich's Facebook Page for the latest updates! 

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Attention: Food distribution will be held Thursday, 3/26 at Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen (923 Oak Street, Brainerd, MN) from 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM. 

If you are not able to attend this distribution time, please message the Operation Sandwich Facebook Page to set up a pick up time and location. 

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

As we talk to students in the community, we are realizing that kids are simply not eating. Operation Sandwich delivers a simple bag lunch for kids in need in the community four times a week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The simple meals will consist of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit, and granola parks. Thursday's bag will contain a few more items to bridge the week. 

There are no income requirements, no collecting of names, and is free to the community. All are welcome. 

Delivery times and locations for 2020 to be announced! 

Current Needs: 

  • Creamy peanut butter (should not separate) 

  • Fruit jam or preserves

  • Fruit snacks

  • Granola bars (chewy and crunchy; kid friendly) 

  • Yogurt covered raisins

  • Goldfish

  • GoGo Squeeze (Fruit and veggie blend)

  • Fruit cups (in natural juices)

  • Tail Mix

  • #10 paper bags

  • 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.