The sixth annual West Virginia Wesleyan College Spread the Love Peanut Butter Drive will take place September 20 through September 25. All donations will benefit the Upshur Cooperative Parish House food pantry where many local families receive needed food.
Due to its nutrition value and popularity among children, peanut butter is a staple item for food bags; however, it is not an item commonly donated. When there is no peanut butter on the food pantry shelves, supplies are replenished from the limited resources of the Parish House. Last year, Wesleyan and the local community donated over 767 jars of peanut butter to support families needing food assistance.
The Spread the Love Peanut Butter Drive is part of the Governor’s Day to Serve which began in 2012 as a collaboration between the governors of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the mayor of Washington, D.C. Citizens, faith groups, businesses, and community organizations were invited to join the cause, and the results were overwhelming. Over 14,000 volunteers carried out 750 community service projects in the first year. More than 600,000 pounds of food and planted hundreds of trees were collected and donated. Please visit www.daytoserve.org for additional information.
For more information for pick up or to organize your group to help, please contact Katie Loudin, director of the Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-473-8165.