Plano’s Peanut Butter Drive

For its famed annual donation drive, Plano is looking to accumulate 250,000 pounds of peanut butter from its residents according to a Dallas Morning News article, which says, 


“Plano is planning to gather a total of 250,000 pounds of peanut butter during the annual Collin County Peanut Butter Drive from Sept. 1-30. 


The fundraiser will assist the North Texas Food Bank in helping to feed disadvantaged children and senior citizens.”


The drive’s aim is to aid Texans who are heavily affected by the inflation and provide them nutritional food according to a Plano Magazine article. They say,


““Inflation is hitting families hard, and we have seen a record level increase in the need for nutritious food in the North Texas area over the past several months,”  Trisha Cunningham, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank, said. “This annual peanut butter drive could not have come at a better time with the impact of rising prices and children starting back to school, and it will help us tremendously in providing for those who need us most right now.” 


This drive brings together cities, neighborhoods, corporations and organizations to collect jars of peanut butter that can then be distributed through the North Texas Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids backpack program and its feeding network of more than 400 partner agencies and organizations. Peanut butter was chosen because it is a healthy, kid-friendly, and shelf-stable item that makes it an important component of nutritional charitable food assistance.”


The peanut butter collected during the drive is a significant contribution toward the goal of raising $300 million in donated food products by the end of June 2023.


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