On March 15th DECA made 1000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and delivered them to a soup kitchen. DECA members visited advisories and collected donations that were used to purchase peanut butter, jelly, and bread for the sandwiches.
Over the course of a two-week period, the club collected “pledges”. Each pledge consisted of a single 24oz jar of peanut butter, one 16oz jar of jelly, and a $5 donation for the purchase of sandwich bread. People handed in their pledges and had to bring in their materials and drop off the donations to DECA.
After the school during the week, the DECA officers and members came together to make as many sandwiches as they could. Turns out, they can make a lot of sandwiches in a short time–1000 to be exact.
The 1000 sandwiches, which were delivered by DECA Co-Advisor, Jenna Broadbent. With so many sandwiches delivered, the soup kitchen decided that DECA may donate the remaining supplies instead of making more sandwiches.
This is the third consecutive year that DECA has participated in this project, and each year they have donated to a different food shelter. The sandwiches were used to feed the hungry and less fortunate people of New Haven.
DECA is constantly working on community service projects that help the community better as a whole.