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Rescue mission, restaurant team up to feed the homeless

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Posted at 7:28 PM, Jun 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-05 21:28:23-04

SALT LAKE CITY — More than 1,000 Subway sandwiches were served to the homeless at Pioneer Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Subway teamed up with the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake to make the free lunch possible, and this is the fourth year they’ve worked together on the event.

Event organizers said the lunch was designed to show those in need that people care, and to make them aware of their options and opportunities at the rescue mission.

Trent Evans represented Subway at the event, and he said the event was a way to connect with people who may feel like they’re on their own.

“It’s just a good way to reach out to the community and let everyone know that, ‘Hey, we haven’t forgotten about you. We care about you.’ We want to support what the rescue mission is doing and help get these people back on their feet,” he said.

Subway also presented the rescue mission with a $10,000 check. Members of the public were encouraged to attend and bring a donation of food or clothing. Those who donated received a gift card for a free 6-inch sandwich from Subway.