Save Mart & Lucky Shoppers Donate Over 16 Tons of Peanut Butter to California and Northern Nevada Food Banks
First ‘Peanut Butter with a Purpose Campaign’ Big Success
MODESTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Save Mart Supermarkets announced today that its shoppers donated over 16.3 tons of peanut butter to 29 local Feeding America food banks throughout California and Northern Nevada to help fight hunger. Sixteen tons of peanut butter can make nearly half a million peanut butter sandwiches!
“We are thrilled to have stocked our shelves this summer with a high protein food like peanut butter. With this we can provide over 2,035 meals to hungry kids throughout the region.”
“Child hunger is an especially critical issue when school is out in the summertime; many children no longer have access to free or reduced priced school meals,” explained Cherie Jamason. “We are thrilled to have stocked our shelves this summer with a high protein food like peanut butter. With this we can provide over 2,035 meals to hungry kids throughout the region.”
Jif’s partnership with Save Mart proved to be a valuable part of this campaign. For every jar of Jif sold during May, shoppers could ‘get one’ or ‘donate one’ for free.
“We are overwhelmed by the success of this program and the boost it has given to our local food banks. Thank you Save Mart and Lucky shoppers—and thank you to Jif,” stated Steve Junqueiro, COO of Save Mart.
For more information about the Peanut Butter with a Purpose initiative, please contact your local Feeding America food bank and Alicia Rockwell at (209) 548-6511.