First Posted: Oct 16, 2013 11:44 PM EDT

(Photo : Reuters)

Barack Obama decided to relax a bit by helping prepare some sandwiches as a volunteer for the people benefited at Martha's Table, a local food pantry.

While cooking -and wearing a green apron- the President thanked to the many furloughed federal employees who have spent their time during the government shutdown as volunteers for charities and non-profits. As well, Obama classified the shutdown as "completely unnecessary".

Obama had fun and shared some time with other volunteers, kids, media and other people present ensuring that the volunteer work "shows the kind of spirit that we have among all kinds of federal workers all across the country."