Peanut Proud, the humanitarian arm of the Peanut Industry, is mobilizing a joint effort to help families in Oklahoma who have suffered from the devastating tornadoes. For this cause, the Florida Peanut Producers Association has donated $3,500, and the Georgia Peanut Commission has donated $5,000 towards this effort. On Friday, May 24 at 3:00 p.m. the first load of peanut butter – 22 pallets (31,680 jars) will depart from Albany, Ga. towards Oklahoma from Peanut Proud.
The peanut industry will be distributing peanut butter, peanut snacks and other non-refrigerated items to donate to area food banks and distribution centers and plans to send a second delivery next week. The peanut industry across the U.S. is working with the Oklahoma Emergency Management Association (OEMA) to get peanut products to at least three distribution centers in the area (the town of Moore, and rural areas around Shawnee).
If you would like to make a monetary donation for additional peanut products, please send a check to:
Project Oklahoma Relief
c/o Peanut Proud
P.O. Box 446
Blakely, GA 39823
To donate peanut product, please deliver by May 29 to:
Lineage Logistics (formerly Flint River Services)
For Oklahoma Relief
1011 Worth St.
Albany, GA 31705
Contact Rhonda or Mike at 229-439-8080 to advise of deliveries.
Or you can visit the Peanut Proud website click on the Giving Back tab at www.peanutproud.com and donate online.
For questions or donation assistance, please contact
Gregg Grimsley at 229-400-1617 or Sally Wells at 229-400-1121