St. Rose College students make 3K sandwiches for pantries, shelters

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Thanksgiving is right around the corner and local students are serving up delicious meals to those in need.

Forget about Thanksgiving and stuffing, how about over 3,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

That’s exactly what these students at Saint Rose did on Tuesday.

Gathering in the main lounge of the athletics center, students put their sandwich-making skills to the test.

With donations from places like Freihofer’s Price Chopper and Walmart, students say giving back is what this time of year is all about.

“To be honest PB and J is one of those classics that you had when you were a kid. It’s something that brings you home and it’s something that brings you comfort,” David Judd, Saint Rose Student/Organizer, said.

As the calendar shifts into the holiday season, this might just be the best gift you can give.

“It’s so important to give back. Thanksgiving is a time for thankfulness,” Sarah Murin, Saint Rose Student/Organizer, said.

That’s exactly what these students are doing, taking some peanut butter, some jelly, and of course some bread.

“This time of the year we always take it for granted what we have. A lot of us sit at home and can have a nice dinner but the sad part is a lot of people in the Albany area can’t,” Judd said.

The critical question is how to make the perfect sandwich?

“Spread evenly. Even amount of peanut butter, even amount of jelly. Can’t have too much of both.”

“You wanna make it not only look pretty, but taste good too.”

All the sandwiches will be donated to 11 area food pantries and homeless shelters across the Capitol Region.

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