Founder, Minneapolis Recreation Development, known as ‘The Sandwich Man’
Join us for a morning of gratitude as we bring together our local Menttium community and give back to the Twin Cities by partnering with local volunteer and activist, Allan Law, commonly known as “The Sandwich Man.” You will hear from Allan who has dedicated hundreds of thousands of hours helping the Twin Cities homeless population, as well as disadvantaged youth and their families to find hope.
By teaming up with Allan, we will focus on paying it forward and the alignment of our missions to help people thrive. Allan will share his work in the community and the mission of his non-profit, Minneapolis Recreation Development, Inc. While connecting with other leaders in our Menttium network, we will also assemble energy packs for Allan to distribute as part of MRD’s nightly mission to feed the homeless and change lives.
*Allan will speak at 8:00 am; stop by as your schedule allows.
Coffee and light breakfast will be served.
Please feel free to bring items such as gently used blankets, hats, gloves, and new socks to donate.
Allan Law is a retired public school teacher of 32 years for Minneapolis Public Schools. In 1967, he founded the non-profit organization, Minneapolis Recreation Development, Inc. Since its founding, MRD’s mission has been “Love One Another” and the primary guiding principle is “Judge our society by how we care for our children and the disadvantaged.” One of MRD’s main commitments is to serve the Minneapolis homeless population daily with a mixture of food and emergency relief items such as clothing, blankets, personal care items, and bus tokens. Every day, Allan delivers sandwiches to those in need in downtown Minneapolis from 9pm until the following morning. Working during these overnight hours is critical, for most shelters are closed and the homeless are most vulnerable at these times. The operation is conducted out of his minivan, and in one year alone nearly 900,000 sandwiches are made and distributed. Allan has countless local, regional, and national awards for his service, and is featured in Amazon Prime’s documentary The Starfish Throwers. Learn more about his work here.