Help Mayor Muns win the Peanut Butter Drive for Plano by donating jars of peanut butter

Mayors from 12 cities kickoff North Texas Food Bank's Peanut Butter Drive. Photo by North Texas Food Bank.
13 counties are participating in the North Texas Food Bank Peanut Butter Drive, aiming to collect 400,000 pounds of peanut butter in donations.

For the 10th year in a row, North Texas Food Bank and mayors from across the region are gearing up to collect more peanut butter donations than their peers for NTFB’s Peanut Butter Drive.

“With inflated food, gas, and housing costs, our neighbors in every zip code are facing increasingly difficult choices every day – deciding whether to purchase groceries or pay for other necessities such as gas, medicine or utilities,” said Trisha Cunningham, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. “With record numbers of neighbors seeking food assistance, the annual peanut butter drive is critical for the North Texas Food Bank in providing for those who need us most right now.”

Last year, nearly 350,000 pounds of peanut butter were collected across the cities during the month-long celebration. Throughout the year, the food bank was able to distribute nearly 1.4 million pounds of peanut butter across North Texas’ 13 counties. This year, they’re aiming for 400,000 pounds donated during the September event.

“Since peanut butter is a healthy, inexpensive and shelf-stable item, it is perfect for sandwiches and snacks for kids on the weekends when they don’t have access to school breakfast or lunch,” Cunningham said.

Our region has the 4th highest number of children who struggle to have regular nutritious meals in the country, according to North Texas Food Bank.

“Our community can provide hope for our neighbors experiencing hunger through a simple donation of peanut butter,” Cunningham said. “We are grateful to all the mayors and committee members who support this campaign and help advance our mission of providing food for today and hope for tomorrow.”

North Texas residents can participate in the food drive by collecting physical jars of peanut butter or through a virtual food drive.

“Revving up for the 10th anniversary, Mayor John Muns from Plano is back in the driver’s seat,” Johnny Jenkins, manager of strategic initiatives for NTFB, said in the promotional video for the event. “As the founding team, Plano has cruised through the finish line with thousands of pounds of peanut butter each and every year.”

The promotional video featuring our very own Mayor John Muns can be found below:

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