23 May 2011

another round of bakin' it to the streets

It's that time again! This was our third round of Bakin' it to the Streets, and it was definitely a mini edition this go 'round. One of the things that motivated me to start doing this in the first place was a local shelter and their nightly sandwich ministry. They have hundreds of volunteers that make sandwiches on a regular basis and drop them off to hand out to over 200 men every night. It is inspiring and I totally wanted to be a part of it. But there are amazingly so many volunteers, they don't need any more sandwiches. That is awesome!

Still wanting to serve, the idea for this biweekly venture with my boys was born. And I'd love you to partner up with me! On the 11th and 22nd of each month, there will be a link up here if you'd like to share your experience. The more people who participate, the more people will be encouraged and inspired - and the more people who will be blessed by a thoughtful treat.

This week I made a couple of sandwiches, which I packed up with a banana, cookies and some trail mix. I only made two because I had two specific guys in mind. One of them wasn't in his usual spot, but we did get to share with a sweet old man who stands on the same corner everyday, and who gratefully squeezed my hand and wished us well. 

This week the lesson for the boys wasn't so much about sharing our food, as it was about being patient as mama drives around much longer than they'd ever want to. I need to be a little more strategic in mapping out our route. Next time, babies, next time.

You have a week to link up - you know you want to!


  1. What a wonderful lesson to teach your boys!

  2. Stopping by from SITS. Must follow. Read three posts. Love them all.

  3. Thanks so much, ladies!

    @Maggie Welcome!!