It wasn't a world record ... but it's not every day you see a 30-foot sandwich.

And that's what a takeaway restaurant chain, with a desire to help feed the needy, produced yesterday.

Subway restaurants in Whanganui and throughout New Zealand took part in World Sandwich Day, handing out bonus sandwiches to customers and donating proceeds to charity.

And down the road in Feilding, they took things a bit further. Actually 30 feet further.

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Feilding Subway's Dave Moar took on the task of building a giant sandwich and enlisted help from the community.

The 30-foot sub was made for World Sandwich Day. Photo / Merania Karauria
The 30-foot sub was made for World Sandwich Day. Photo / Merania Karauria

Feilding Intermediate's year 8 leadership team were gloved-up and poised to begin the task of filling the giant sandwich with cheese, lettuce, cucumber, red onion and a dousing of mayonnaise.

The filling complete, the top of the sandwich was added.

Then Feilding police constable John Samuela was joined by Palmerston North's newest police recruits Dan Molloy and Andrew Butcher to slice up the mega snack which the students shared with the community at the Manchester Square event.

Last year Subway gave away five million meals worldwide and over $90,000 was donated to Kiwi Harvest in New Zealand.