We are Busting Hunger with Peanut Butter!

The  Texas  Peanut  Producers  Board donates  10,000  jars  of  peanut  butter  to  the  South  Plains  Food  Bank

The  South  Plains  Food  Bank  is  ecstatic  to  receive  10,000  jars  of  peanut  butter generously  donated  by  the Texas Peanut  Producers  Board in  partnership  with  Peanut  Proud  Inc.  Donated  just  in  time  for  integration  into Christmas  boxes,  this  outstanding contribution  will be distributed to the  food­‐insecure  of Lubbock this December.

“We  are  excited  to  see  peanut  butter making  its  way  into  our Christmas  boxes,”  says  David  Weaver, CEO of  the South Plains  Food  Bank.” Peanut  butter  is an  item  on  our  most  needed  list  we  don’t  see  enough. We  esteem  it  for  its  protein  and  nutritional  qualities and  we  couldn’t  be  happier  to  be  able  to  provide  it  for  our  friends  this  holiday  season.”

Shelly  Nutt,  executive director  of  the  Texas  Peanut  Producers  Board, is  excited  to  be  an  integral  part  of  this  donation  and  recognizes  the  opportune  time  at  which  the  Food  Bank  is  receiving  this  peanut  butter. 

“During  the holiday  season,  while  so  many  of  us  are  feasting  with  family  and  friends,  there  are  families  in  our community  that  will  go  hungry,”  says  Nutt.

“Since  children  won’t  be  in  school,  breakfast  and  lunch  at  school  aren’t  available.  This  peanut  butter,  hopefully,  will  stand  in  the  gap  during  the  holidays,  giving  our  children  a  healthy  food  option  until  school­provided  meals  are  once  again  available.”

Peanut  Proud  Background

Peanut  Proud,  Inc.  is  a  501(c)3 non-profit  organization  of  the  U.S.  peanut  Industry.  Based  out  of Blakely, Ga., their  mission  is  to  unite  the  peanut  community  in  celebrating  its  pride  through  humanitarian  efforts  and  the  recognition  of  excellence.  

Peanut  Proud  operates around  the  clock  supporting  the  peanut  industry  and  communities  in  need.


 

Who:
David  Weaver,  CEO  of  the  South  Plains  Food  Bank  and  Shelly  Nutt,  executive  director  of  the  Texas  Peanut  Producers  Board

What:
Texas  Peanut  Producers  Board  to  Donate  10,000  jars of  Peanut  Butter

Where:
South  Plains  Food  Bank
4612  Locust  Ave
Lubbock,  TX 79404

When:
Friday,  9/12,  10:00 am