On October 1, 2023, we will launch our annual Peanut Butter Challenge and we are determined to amplify our support for our local food pantries here in Okeechobee. This year, our goal is to exceed the generosity of our previous year’s campaigns and collect over 920 pounds of peanut butter.
Peanut butter is a protein-packed essential and provides sustenance for families facing food insecurity. Our goal is to continue to ensure that no one in our community goes without this fundamental necessity. Let’s work together in this collective effort to spread love and peanut butter one jar at a time.
Did you know that the average American child will eat approximately 1500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before their high school graduation date? Another fun fact is that there are enough peanuts in one acre to make 35,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. For more fun facts go to the National Peanut Board. https://www.nationalpeanutboard.org/peanut-info/
Join in our challenge and drop off jars of peanut butter starting Monday, October 2nd through Tuesday, October 31st at the Extension office located at 458 Hwy 98 North on Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call us if you would like more information at 863-763-6469.