Cave Creek church hosts 'sandwich ministry' to help homeless population

Posted at 5:01 AM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 09:57:32-04

One hour, once a month, around 20 volunteers will gather at Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Cave Creek to make 400 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

"It's a way for us to give back and to do a hands-on project where it's not just writing a check," said Patti Worthington, who helped start the church’s “sandwich ministry.”

Two sandwiches, along with cookies, apple sauce, a water bottle and a prayer card, fill one of 200 brown bags stuffed by volunteers. The bags are handed over to the Phoenix Rescue Mission where each one is distributed to a homeless person on the street.

Father Nordon Winger tells ABC15 the ministry aligns perfectly with his church’s teachings and he was excited when Worthington came to him with the idea a year ago.

“I love it,” he said.

The sandwich ministry meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the church.

If you want to help, the church is located at 6502 E Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, AZ, 85331.