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Obama Makes Sandwich

A break from the shutdown to help out the needy.

Posted on October 14, 2013, at 3:12 p.m. ET

President Obama visited Martha's Table in Washington D.C. Monday. The food bank helps low-income families. Obama met with furloughed federal workers who were helping out, according to the White House pool report.

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"Can I just say just in the few moments I've been here I'm feeling a little sticky. I think I got some PBJ on my fingers," Obama said.

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The president also commented on the government shutdown saying, "this whole shutdown has been completely unnecessary.”

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Obama said the volunteer work “shows the kind of spirit that we have among all kinds of federal workers all across the country.”

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