Operation Sandwich

Ways you can help

Operation Sandwich

We serve 800 sandwiches most days of the year – that’s almost 300,000 sandwiches on an annual basis. We appreciate your donation,  and we always value quality over quantity.

Sign Up to Bring Sandwiches (at least 50)

Delivery Instructions 

  • Bring to 945 North College Street.
  • As you come through our gate, drive all the way to the bottom of our lot and you will find a smaller lot on the left beside our grey building. Pull to the back of the lot and look for the double brown doors leading to our kitchen. There is a doorbell outside. Ring the doorbell and our kitchen staff will come outside to meet you!
Drop-Off Hours
Note new hours because of COVID-19: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 945 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28206

Sandwich Guidelines 

  • Use either white or soft whole wheat sandwich bread, no heels please.
  • For meat sandwiches, use ham, turkey, roast beef or bologna.  Please use your best judgment on the number of slices per sandwich. We are looking to serve hearty sandwiches. Neighbors also like a slice of cheese on their sandwiches, please include if your budget allows. If you have to choose between making fewer sandwiches and making better sandwiches, please choose better! Think about the sandwich YOU would like to eat at lunch. 
  • No mayonnaise or mustard on the sandwiches.  Individual packets of condiments are very much appreciated.
  • It’s not necessary to add lettuce or tomato.
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly is also a popular choice, however, they do not store as well as other sandwiches.  Please limit number of PBJ to under 100, bag them individually and make sure they are delivered soon after making them.
  • The neighbors love egg salad!
  • Pimento cheese is NOT well received by the neighbors.
  • It is ideal to put sandwiches in individual baggies. Please feel free to use the least-expensive sandwich bags — no need for zip locks.  You can stack the assembled sandwiches inside the bread bag.
  • Please keep meat/cheese sandwiches refrigerated.

Bag Lunch Option During Covid-19

We appreciate any additional help you can provide to our kitchen as we offer “to-go” lunches at this time.  Adding fruit cup, a snack and a water bottle to a gallon bag with 2 individually bagged sandwiches, helps our kitchen staff very much.  Our neighbors love having dessert also!

Your donation makes a difference…thank you.

If you could not find an answer to your question here, email sandwiches@roofabove.org.

Operation Sandwich Song – composed and performed by Fourth Graders at Providence Spring School!