8,640 jars of peanut butter donated to food banks for National Peanut Month

Posted at 5:01 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 17:01:53-05

Franklin, Va. – The Virginia Peanut Board and the Virginia Peanut Growers Association are teaming up with charity organization Peanut Proud to donate peanut butter to the Federation of Virginia Food Banks in honor of National Peanut Month.

This is the fourth year the Virginia’s Peanut Growers are contributing two pallets–2,880 jars–to kick off the March celebration.

Peanut Proud  is an industry sponsored charitable organization that reacts to existing needs for food banks in peanut growing states or disaster relief. The group is helping the growers triple the previous two pallet donation to six pallets, or 8,640 jars.

“I hope others will follow our lead and contribute much-needed food items, including peanut butter, to their local food relief organization.”said Dell Cotton.

National Peanut Month is a time in March to recognize the many uses of peanuts. A variety of products and ingredients include peanuts due to their nutritional value and tasty contribution. Who doesn’t love a creamy peanut butter and jelly sandwich?

“The nutritional benefits of our industry’s most popular product makes it a necessity for the people who are served by food banks.” said Dell Cotton, Executive Secretary of the Virginia Peanut Growers Association.

If you would like to contribute, contact Dell Cotton, Executive Secretary, Virginia Peanut Growers Association at 757-569-0249.