San Diego Jewish Academy students, faculty and parents made 868 sandwiches to benefit the Alpha Project. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Jewish Academy

San Diego Jewish Academy students, faculty and parents made 868 sandwiches to benefit the Alpha Project. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Jewish Academy

More than 550 students, faculty and parents from the San Diego Jewish Academy broke the Guinness world record for most sandwiches made in under three minutes, all of which were donated to San Diego’s Alpha Project, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless change their lives and achieve self-sufficiency.

Now, the school will wait up to 12 weeks for Guinness to certify its 868 sandwiches made. The previous record was 490. Representatives from the Alpha Project were at the event to provide education on the challenges of homelessness in the community. 

“Alpha Project would like to thank the San Diego Jewish Academy for providing sandwiches to our clients in need. We will be distributing these to our homeless residents in the temporary bridge shelter as well as to our clients living on the streets. This support is greatly appreciated and it is a blessing,” Bob McElroy, president and CEO, said.