Thousands of needy families will be receiving peanut butter thanks to a large donation from Peanut Proud and the Alabama Peanut Producers Association to the Bay Area Food Bank in Mobile, Alabama. The seven pallets of peanut butter, 10,080 jars, were delivered to the food bank, courtesy of Southern Ag Carriers on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
“We’re very glad to receive this donation of peanut butter as it’s always one of our most needed items at the food bank,” says Dave Reaney, executive director of Bay Area Food Bank. “Its nutritious value makes it a great staple for growing children and for families on a budget trying to provide healthy food choices.”
“Peanut butter is very nutritious and is packed with protein,” says Carl Sanders, president of the Alabama Peanut Producers Association. “So it’s no surprise that people in need of food, from facilities as our state’s food banks, have peanut butter at the top of their list.”
The peanut butter donated to the food bank will be distributed to help those in need across the state, including Mobile County and Baldwin County, Alabama.