Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive

During the month of October, businesses and organizations across the North County region are coming together to help Scare Away Hunger by collecting jars of peanut butter for local children and families in need.

Why Peanut Butter?

Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein for children and families. It is popular with kids. It’s shelf-stable, and one jar can provide more than 12 sandwiches.

Peanut butter is very expensive for the Food Bank to purchase. That is why this year’s peanut butter food drive will be instrumental in helping stock the Food Bank’s shelves with this nutrient-rich superfood for local families in need.

Make a Donation Online or Donate Jars of Peanut Butter at a Participating Business/Organization

There are two ways you can participate in the Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive.

1. Donate to a Virtual Food Drive
You can make a donation securely online through the Virtual Food Drive platform. Click on the one you wish to donate “on behalf of” to make a donation. On the Virtual Food Drive page, you will have the option to select peanut butter (on the lowest shelf) at checkout. Simply drag it across the screen to checkout and once you are done, you click the red checkout link to process the transaction securely online using a debit or credit card.

2. Drop Off Physical Donations of Peanut Butter
If you would prefer to make a physical donation of unopened jars of peanut butter, you are welcome to stop by any of the participating businesses and or organizations listed below accepting physical donations. You can also drop off the donations at the North County Food Bank’s warehouse in Vista.

Participant Virtual Food Drive Link Address & Drop-Off Hours
APEM fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/APEM  N/A
Bolle Brands fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/bollebrands N/A
California Welcome Center N/A 928 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054                                     

Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/CarlsbadChamberofCommerce 5934 Priestly Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008                                                         

Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

City of Solana Beach fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/SolanaBeach 635 Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075                                                 

Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Everytable N/A 620 Hacienda Drive Suite 104 Vista, CA 92081                                         

Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

First Citizens Bank N/A Escondido Location: 360 West Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025

Solana Beach Location: 706 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075

UT Location: 8910 University Center Lane, Suite 130, San Diego, CA 92122      

Rancho Bernardo Location: 16536 Bernardo Center, San Diego, CA 92128

La Jolla Location: 835 Pearl Street, La Jolla, CA 92037                   

 

Drop-Off Hours, All Locations Except UT: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                                           

Drop-Off Hours, UT Location: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. -11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Flux Power N/A 2685 South Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081                                             

Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

HRE Wheels fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/hrewheels N/A
Del Sol Lions Club N/A Solana Beach Family Optometry, 977 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite B, Solana Beach 92075                                                                                       

Drop-Off Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lions District 4L-6 fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/SDLions 1341 E 8th Street Suite A National City, CA 91950
Lomas Santa Fe Country Club N/A 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Solana Beach, Ca 92075

Drop-Off Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Love Aquarium fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/LoveAquarium 2203 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92027                                               

Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

North County Food Bank
northcountyfoodbank.org/virtual 3030 Enterprise Court, Suite A, Vista, CA 92081

Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Pacific Western Bank N/A Rancho Santa Fe Location: 6110 El Tordo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067                 

San Diego Location: 4365 Executive Drive Suite 125, San Diego, CA 92121       

Fallbrook Location: 130 West Fallbrook Street, Fallbrook, CA 92028                 

Vista Location: 1690 South Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081            

Bonsall Location: 5256 South Mission Road Suite 1001, Bonsall, CA 92003     

Carlsbad Location: 2602 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008     

Escondido Location: 900 Canterbury Place, Suite 100, Escondido, CA 92025


Drop-Off Hours, All Locations:
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Marcos Chamber of Commerce fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/sanmarcoschamber 251 North City Drive, Suite 128G, San Marcos, CA 92078                     

Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sun Bum N/A 444 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ultra Communications fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/ultracomm N/A
Vista Chamber of Commerce fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/VistaChamber 170 Eucalyptus Ave #115, Vista, CA 92084                                               

Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Who benefits from the donations?

Did you know? 1 in 5 children faces food insecurity in North County. All donations will be distributed to North County families in need through the Food Bank’s direct food distributions and through our nonprofit partners’ hunger-relief programs.

Thank you for donating and to all of this year’s Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive participants!