Sandwich day brings out the community
The Feilding community turned out on Friday for World Sandwich Day and to share in a 30-foot [9m] long salad-filled sandwich.
Feilding Subway’s Dave Moar said a free Subway sandwich was given for every Subway sold, and the worldwide chain donated a meal to charity.
“Last year Subway gave away five million meals worldwide and over $90,000 was donated to Kiwi Harvest in New Zealand.
“We’d like to get to $100,000 this year,” Dave said.
Subway manager Katie Pfefferley said Feilding contributed 1148 Subway meals toward Kiwi Harvest.
Feilding Intermediate’s Year 8 leadership team were gloved-up and poised to begin the task of filling the sandwich with cheese, lettuce, cucumber, red onion and a dousing of mayonnaise.
After the sandwich was made, Feilding police constable John Samuela was joined by Palmerston North’s newest police recruits Dan Molloy and Andrew Butcher to cut the sandwich which was shared with the community at the Manchester Square event.
Feilding Promotions’ Amanda Harris was buzzing with the community turnout and the sun shining on the day.
Plant to Plate, the Feilding Intermediate kapa haka Te Paekokako and Mount Bigg school band entertained while the community enjoyed the sunshine.
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Brooke and Crystal Jewell watch Feilding policeman John Samuela cut the sandwich which was served to the community.
Feilding Intermediate’s Will McCready with twins Brooke (left) and Crystal Jewell with fillings for the 9m-long sandwich.