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. Drop-off hours will appear closer to the campaign start date. 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||970 Park Center Dr, Vista, CA 92081|
|Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce||fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/CarlsbadChamberofCommerce||5934 Priestly Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008|
|City of Solana Beach||fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/SolanaBeach||635 Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075|
|The Love Aquarium||fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/LoveAquarium||2203 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92027|
|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. & 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
|Oceanside Chamber of Commerce||fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/OceansideChamberOfCommerce||N/A|
|Ultra Communications||fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/ultracomm||990 Park Center Dr, Vista, CA 92081|
|Vista Chamber of Commerce||fooddriveonline.org/northcounty/VistaChamber||170 Eucalyptus Ave #115, Vista, CA 92084|
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!