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.

Drop-Off Locations:

Please visit one of the following locations during designated business hours to drop off donations.

LOCATION Address Hours
All Saints Episcopal Church 651 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, CA 92057  
California Center for the Arts, Escondido*
*Please drop off donations in the Administrative Office lobby.
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025 Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce 5934 Priestly Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008 Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
First Citizens Bank – Carlsbad 6088 Innovation Way, Carlsbad, CA 92009 Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
First Citizens Bank – El Cajon 175 W Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020 Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
First Citizens Bank – Escondido 360 W Grand Ave., Escondido, CA 92025 Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
First Citizens Bank – Rancho Bernardo 16536 Bernardo Center Dr, San Diego, CA 92128 Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
First Citizens Bank – Solana Beach 706 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, CA 92075 Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
First Citizens Bank – UTC 8650 Genesee Ave., San Diego, CA 92122 Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fortis Fitness and Strength Training & Yogalux
2712 Gateway Rd., Carlsbad, California
Mon., Tues. & Wed.
5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday
5:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Sunday 
8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

MainStreet Oceanside 701 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92054 Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
New Venture Christian Fellowship 4000 Mystra Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056  
Oceanside Chamber of Commerce 928 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pacific Marine Credit Union 2454 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054 Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pacific Western Bank 1690 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081 Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Vista Chamber of Commerce 127 Main St., Vista, CA 92084 Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Weseloh Chevrolet 5335 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008 Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Don’t have the time to stop by and donate in person? Donate a virtual jar of peanut butter.

Who benefits from the donations?

Did you know? 1 in 5 kids 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.

Want to get involved?

CLICK HERE for a list of ideas on how to participate or email Liz Sheahan at lsheahan@sandiegofoodbank.org.

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Thank you to the following organizations for supporting this year’s Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive!