Taking A Bite Out Of Hunger: Peanut Butter Drive Underway

September 24, 2016

In an effort to boost the supply of the most requested food pantry item, peanut butter, UF IFAS Escambia County Extension is teaming up again with the Florida Peanut Producers Association to help “Take a Bite out of Hunger” by participating in a local peanut butter drive.

Residents are asked to help meet the challenge of collecting 1,000 pounds of the versatile food by donating unopened jars of peanut butter at one of five locations now through Wednesday, November 23.  All peanut butter collected will be donated to local food pantries in December.

Drop-off locations:

  • Escambia County Administration, 221 Palafox Place, 4th Floor
  • Escambia County Extension Office, 3740 Stefani Road
  • Escambia County Farm Bureau,153 Highway 97, Molino
  • Escambia County Public Safety, 6575 North W Street
  • Gilmore Services, 31 East Fairfield Drive

Many families in our community experience food insecurities. They rely upon food pantries to supplement their family’s meals and reduce worries about running out of food. To help meet the need of providing healthy options for our residents in need, this is the fourth year UF IFAS Escambia County Extension has participated in the peanut butter drive.

Last year, more than 2,800 jars of peanut butter were donated to local food pantries.

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One Response to “Taking A Bite Out Of Hunger: Peanut Butter Drive Underway”

  1. Northof9mi on September 24th, 2016 7:36 pm

    Just a thought…, if the retail stores and suppliers/vendors would give the bread.

    Remember, man does not live by bread alone, he must have peanut butter. From Brother Dave Gardner back when jokes were humorous and clean!

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