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. Most participating businesses/organizations have their own custom link listed below. 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
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Burger Bench

237 E Grand Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
Drop-Off Hours: Daily from 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Carlsbad Chamber
CLICK HERE TO DONATE 5934 Priestly Dr., Carlsbad, CA
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dr. Bronner’s CLICK HERE TO DONATE 1335 Park Center Drive Vista, CA 92081
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
E.P.I.C. North County CLICK HERE TO DONATE 5205 Avenida Encinas STE A Carlsbad CA 92008
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
First Citizens Bank 8910 University Center Lane Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92122
Fortis Fitness and Strength Training & Yogalux
2712 Gateway Rd.,  Carlsbad, CA 92009
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Thursday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.,

Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Insperity CLICK HERE TO DONATE  
Lomas Santa Fe
Country Club
1505 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach, CA 92075 Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oceanside Chamber CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Pacific Western Bank – Rancho Santa Fe 6110 El Tordo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pacific Western Bank – Gold Triangle 6110 El Tordo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pacific Western Bank –
Fallbrook
130 West Fallbrook Street, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pacific Western Bank –
Shadowridge
1690 S Melrose Dr, Vista, CA 92081
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pacific Western Bank –
Bonsall
5256 South Mission Road Suite 1001, Bonsall, CA 92003
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pacific Western Bank –
El Camino
2602 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pacific Western Bank –
Escondido
900 Canterbury Place, Suite 100, Escondido, CA 92025
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
San Marcos Chamber of Commerce 251 North City Drive #128, San Marcos, CA 92078
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun Bum CLICK HERE TO DONATE  
Vista Chamber CLICK HERE TO DONATE 170 Eucalyptus Ave, Ste 115, Vista, CA 92084
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Y Group CLICK HERE TO DONATE  
North County Food Bank
All virtual food drive links listed above support the North County Food Bank. Choose one to make an donation securely online. 1145 Engineer Street, Suite 110, Vista, CA 92081
Drop-Off Hours: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. & 12 p.m. – 2 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!