• Meet Allan Law, The Sandwich Guy

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    Allan Law’s earned the nickname, helping those in need in the Minneapolis area.

Allan Law, a 32-year veteran in the Minneapolis Public School system, founded Minneapolis Recreation Development in 1967. Law made the program with a focus to feed and provide emergency assistance to as many people in need as possible. Since then, he has volunteered more than 175,000 hours, and has personally spent almost $500,000 serving the poor and homeless in the Minneapolis area.

Each night from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m., Law, aka “The Sandwich Guy,” drives the inner-city streets of the Twin Cities with an average of 1,600 homemade sandwiches and other aid in tow, in search of people that need some extra help.

For groups that want to help out, there are opportunities like volunteer sandwich making, or becoming a partner organization. Over 500 community groups, churches, schools and individuals have volunteered and donated time or money to the program in the last five years. 

When Minneapolis won the bid to host Super Bowl LII back in May 2014, the city and its people got to work. By the time the Eagles defeated the Patriots on Feb. 4, 2018, in front of a crowd of 67,612, more than 150 Super Bowl-related parties and events took place, 1,055,000 people attended the 10-day fan festival and 1.4 million people visited the Mall of America. The next day, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport waved good-bye to a record-breaking 61,000 visitors, and the people who worked tirelessly to pull off the event breathed a collective sigh of relief.

 

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