The South Plains Food Bank is appreciative to accept 8,100 pounds of peanut butter generously donated by The Texas Peanut Producer's Board. The significant contribution will be packed into the Christmas boxes for distribution to Lubbock's hungry in December.
"The donation is coming at a great time as we are headed into the holiday season and are putting together our Christmas food boxes," says David Weaver, CEO of the South Plains Food Bank. "Our clients love getting peanut butter, a delicious and nutritious staple for all ages."
According to Shelly Nutt, Executive Director of the Texas Peanut Producers Board, the peanut butter is being donated through a relationship with Peanut Proud, Inc., the humanitarian arm of the peanut industry.
"Texas Peanut Producers jumped at the opportunity to work with our industry through Peanut Proud to donate these pallets of peanut butter to Texas food banks. Making one of those donations to the South Plains Food Bank made sense because of our long-standing relationship in working to provide a food staple to those in need," said Nutt.
WHO: David Weaver, CEO of the South Plains Food Bank and Shelly Nutt, executive director of the Texas Peanut Producer's Board
WHAT: Texas Peanut Producer's Board to Donate 8,100 Pounds of Peanut Butter
WHEN: Monday, September 30, 2013 10:30am
WHERE: The South Plains Food Bank, 4612 Locust Avenue
Peanut Proud Background
Texas worked with other peanut-producing states in the establishment of Peanut Proud, based in Blakely, Ga. This non-profit organization donated 3.6 million servings of peanut butter to Haitian earthquake victims in 2010, provided peanut butter to tornado victims across the Southeast and in Joplin, Mo., in 2011, aided victims of the Oklahoma City area tornadoes this year, as well as other philanthropic efforts.