Peanut Butter Drive Ends Friday

November 14, 2013

Friday is the final day to contribute to a peanut butter food drive that has been underway for the past month by the Escambia County Extension office, the University of Florida Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), the EscaRosa Young Farmers and Ranchers and the Florida Peanut Producer Association.

The groups are accepting donations of unopened jars of peanut butter to be donated to local food pantries during Farm-City Week.

“Let’s keep children eating locally grown peanuts in healthy, nutritious, and yummy peanut butter,” is a slogan being promoted for the drive. The extension service said the average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating high school.

Unopened jars of peanut butter of any brand can be dropped off through Friday, November 15 at any of the following locations:

  • Escambia County Extension office, 3740 Stefani Road, Cantonment
  • Escambia Farm Bureau, 153 Highway 97, Molino
  • Escambia County Public Safety, 6575 North W Street, Pensacola
  • Escambia County Community & Environment Dept. 223 Palafox Place, 3rd Floor, Pensacola
  • Gilmore Services, 31 East Fairfield Drive, Pensacola

For more information contact Escambia County Extension at  (850) 475-5230.

Pictured top:  The Barrineau Park 4-H Club collected peanut butter for the drive. Submitted photo for, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Peanut Butter Drive Ends Friday”

  1. Lori & Izzy KENT on December 5th, 2013 11:07 am

    We applaud you, Barrineau Park 4-H Club!!! Maintaining a high profile, reminds everyone that Escambia County 4-H Agriculture/Livestock is still alive! We hope everyone can look into the eyes of your youth, and see their pride and confidence! They all have righteous SPIRITS and ‘CAN-DO’ attitudes to overcome any challenges generated by greed or politics. Keep up the hard work! :)
    WE CHERISH & LOVE YOU! Lori & Izzy Kent; Former Barrineau Park 4-H Club Family Members

  2. Sarah-Jane on November 14th, 2013 5:05 am

    Congratulations to Barrineau Park 4-H for supporting Peanut Butter Drive.

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