Plano’s annual Peanut Butter Drive benefiting North Texas Food Bank has expanded to all of Collin County this year. Because of the growth of the drive, the City of Plano hopes to make an even larger impact on the food insecure families in Collin County and help fight against hunger in North Texas.
Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere started the Peanut Butter Drive six years ago. During the first year of the drive, less than 5,000 pounds of peanut butter were collected. In 2018, however, 77,810 pounds were collected and organizers hope to collect 100,000 pounds this fall.
“This is the time of year where our community comes together for a common cause,” said Mayor LaRosiliere. “We look forward to seeing everyone in Collin county spread hope and love through the peanut butter drive.”
According to Trisha Cunningham, president and CEO of North Texas Food Bank, there are more than 44,000 food insecure children in Collin County alone. Because of this, one in every five children across North Texas don’t know where their next meal will come from. “The collaboration happening across Collin County for this peanut butter drive this year is inspiring and will help tremendously in our fight against hunger in North Texas,” she said.
The peanut butter drive is open to all Collin County and North Texas residents. Participants can register to host their own drives or collect jars and drop them off at one of 18 drop-off sites from Sept. 1-30. Results of the drive will be announced mid-October. Spread the news about the peanut butter drive with the tagline #spreadthehope.
- NTFB Perot Family Campus
3677 Mapleshade Ln.
Plano, TX 75075
- Allen Public Library
300 North Allen Drive
Allen, TX 75013
- Plano Municipal Center
1520 K Avenue
Plano, TX 75074
- Dr Pepper Ballpark
7300 Roughriders Trail
Frisco, TX 75034
- Wylie Municipal Complex and Recreation Center
300 Country Club Road, bldg. 100 and 200
Wylie, TX 75098
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