The UF-IFAS Extension Offices in the Panhandle are collecting jars of peanut butter to give to local food pantries.Jackson County Extension would like to invite Jackson County 4-H Club Members to participate in the “Peanut Butter Challenge”. This is a great community service opportunity for 4-H Members and it is easy to participate. Here is how they can get involved.
4-H members are asked to collect jars of peanut butter (unopened) and bring them to the Jackson County Extension Service by November 16. We will have a big box in the office for peanut butter donations. Jars should be in grocery bags with the child’s name and 4-H Club on it so we can give credit to the Member and the 4-H Club.
If 80% of a 4-H Club’s members collect 5 or more jars each, Jackson County 4-H Staff will reward the 4-H Club with an ice cream party. So if there are 20 active members in your club, then 16 members will have to collect 5 jars, each. That would be a total of 80 jars. Note: Peanut butter comes in different sizes, but we are counting jars, not ounces.
Why peanut butter? Peanut butter is a nutritious food. It provides lots of nutrients and protein. Put it between two slices of bread and you have a complete protein. Peanut butter keeps well and is easily accessible for adults and children. Peanuts are also a major crop of many of the counties in the Florida Panhandle, including Jackson County.