Sandwich Makers Program


This program consists of several groups of 12 parishioners who each make 12 lunches that are brought to the Mercy Center on Thursdays every week and taken on Fridays to the homeless at an out-patient psychiatric center in downtown Houston.

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Who We Serve

The homeless living at an out-patient psychiatric center in downtown Houston.

Volunteer for the Sandwich Makers Program

Who Can Serve

All adults (18 & older) and please ask for opportunities for youth to earn required service hours or serve alongside parents/adult chaperones.

Adults 18 and up must complete two online trainings: 

What Volunteers Do

A group of 12 individuals makes 12 brown bag lunches at their homes on their assigned each week and brings them to the Mercy Center on Thursdays by 4:30 pm. 

One volunteer picks up the 144 meals on Fridays by 10 am and delivers them downtown to the out-patient psychiatric center for the homeless for their lunch

When We Serve

There are four teams and each team makes sandwiches once every four weeks on Thursdays at 4:30pm. A volunteer delivers the sandwiches to the center Friday mornings.

Why You Should Serve

You would join a dedicated group of 12 Prince of Peace parishioners each week who generously make 12 lunches to feed the homeless being served by an out-patient mental health care center located in downtown Houston.

Required Safe Environment Training

If you are 18 years old and above, our archdiocese requires all adult volunteers to complete safe environment training.

This short one-hour online training teaches people how to create a secure and protected environment for everyone, especially children, by recognizing and preventing potential risks or harm.

Click here to register for Safe Environment Training.

Contact Us

Sharon Lester

Sandwich Makers Coordinator

Ana Garza-Ibarra (Bilingual)

Associate Director of Mercy Ministry

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