A young artist decided to take on a special project in honor of her own mother, as she crafted 2,340 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches herself.
30-year-old Jessica Olah spent 5 days making the numerous sandwiches as a way to thank her mom for all of the years she made them for her as a child.
The sandwiches were featured in an art installation at Specials on C in Brooklyn, New York, and then later donated to The Bowery Mission.
The Bowery Mission serves to help the homeless, which is exactly what her thousands of sandwiches will be doing.
While speaking with The Huffington Post, Olah revealed that her hands hurt after making the sandwiches, with the idea coming from a conversation with coworkers.
She told the site, “What got me started thinking about how my mom actually made me lunch every single day to bring to school. I was blown away by her dedication in doing that … I wanted to recognize that as something that often goes overlooked.”
She continued, “Part of this was recognizing, beyond my mom, what mothers in general do as a sacrifice or things that go unnoticed and just bringing that attention.”
Read more on Jessica’s amazing installation and donation here.