Once again, Harvest Hope Food Bank is calling on the community to participate in their annual “Spread the Love” donation drive.
Peanut butter is Harvest Hope’s most requested item and according to their staff, the supply is running low.
Due to being kid-friendly, its shelf life, and its ability to be consumed without the need for appliances, peanut butter is still in high demand.
Last year, Harvest Hope set a goal of 1,000 jars and was able to collect 10,000 jars of peanut butter. They hope to exceed the number this year and collect 15,000 jars of peanut butter.
“When we kicked off this campaign last year, we hoped it would spread awareness about hunger in our area and encourage individuals to give back, but never did we think we would be able to collect 10,000 jars of peanut butter,” says Dane Boudreau, Upstate Branch Executive Director. “Little did we know how much our world was about to change in a few short weeks and how much our neighbors would need this peanut butter to fill their cabinets. Surpassing our goal again this year would mean so much to us, but even more to those it will feed.”
The donation drive will run until the end of February and organizers are asking that donations be made in plastic jars instead of glass.
Donations can be collected at the following locations:
- Harvest Hope, 2818 White Horse Rd., Greenville
- Allstate Insurance (Ashley Harper), 1004 W. Georgia Rd., Suite A, Simpsonville
- Allstate Insurance (Shannon Harvey), 16 Berryblue Ct., Simpsonville