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The “Sandwich Table” dates back to 1994, when HOLA’s after-school activities took place at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church. One of the senior members of the congregation — Liz Morgan, the church’s volunteer receptionist — noticed that many of the youth were going to the church’s food bank to request food. Over a short period of time, as the requests increased and became more frequent, she convinced some of the other senior members of the church to donate sandwich supplies to start a “Sandwich Table”. Liz’s weekly Sandwich Table became an instant hit and HOLA ritual. Over the years, as HOLA moved to Bryson building and began buying the supplies, some wonderful mothers followed Liz to volunteer as the “Sandwich Lady.” For the past four years, Señora Lillia, the mother of an HOLA high school student has been staffing the Thursday Sandwich Table.


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