Hosted by North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) each year, the Collin County Peanut Butter Drive is a monthlong initiative every September to help feed hungry families and seniors as well as raise awareness about food insecurity.
Last year, the peanut butter drive collected just over 190,000 pounds of peanut butter. This year, the drive’s donation goal is 220,000 pounds of peanut butter. Due to the ongoing pandemic, more people are facing food insecurity than in recent years.
“This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the hardship it created, it is more important than ever that we help our community members who are continuing to struggle,” said Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere, “The peanut butter drive is an easy way to help provide thousands of pounds of shelf-stable, nutritious food and to spread love and compassion to Plano and our Collin County neighbors.”
The drive will run through the month of September, and donors are encouraged to give online. Every dollar donated equals one jar of peanut butter. If you’d like to donate virtually, you do so here or you can set up your own fundraiser and invite friends to participate here.
For those who prefer to give in person, 16-ounce jars of peanut butter can be dropped off at NTFB’s Perot Family Campus at 3677 Mapleshade Lane in Plano.North Texas Food Bank Website >