October 1 - October 31
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. Most participating businesses/organizations have their own custom link. 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 check out 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.
For a list of drop-off locations and to donate through the Virtual Food Drive, CLICK HERE.