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Rosemead Students Make 3,452 Sandwiches for Homeless

  • By Chuck Lyons

  For the third straight year Rosemead High School students outdid themselves by this year making 3,452 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for homeless people.

More than 80 students, most of whom belong to one of the many school clubs on campus, donated peanut butter and jelly, bread and sealable plastic bags to put the sandwiches in, as they made more than 18 sandwiches a minute for three hours straight on Saturday morning, Nov. 21, in Rosemead High School cafeteria.
The sandwiches were then delivered to three local charities to help feed the homeless for Thanksgiving week.
Rosemead High School Assistant Principal of Activities James Eder said the school is extremely proud of the students for planning, getting donations, and then giving up their time on a Saturday, morning for three hours to help homeless people.
The idea started three years ago from Rosemead High School student Kelly Dinh, Class of 2013 graduate, who simply wanted to get students involved in helping others and they are are increasing the number of volunteers and sandwiches made each year. Dinh also ran cross country and track for Rosemead High School.

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