Peanut Butter Challenge 2023 – Spread the Word

Knock Knock.
Who’s there?
Peanut who?
Peanut, butter open the door!

During the month of October, we will begin the Peanut Butter Challenge so please spread the news! The Peanut Butter Challenge runs from October 1 through the 31st and we are collecting donations of unopened jars of peanut butter in any size. You butter believe that we want to collect as much as we can because ALL the jars go to local food banks at the conclusion of the event.

I’d be nuts if I did not tell you that this event is hosted by UF/IFAS Extension and Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension. Peanut butter is quite the sufficient item in food pantries as it has a long shelf life, it is jam packed with nutrients, and about 94% of American households consume peanut butter. And did you know that the Florida peanut industry contributed $119 million to the state economy and ranks third in the nation in peanut production?

Please be compassionut and consider donating one, two, or more jars of peanut butter. We have several drop-off locations throughout the county to ensure that the donation process is a smooth one. In addition to our office, you can also visit these locations to drop off your peanut butter donation – there is nut’n butter than that. Please visit during regular business hours to ensure that the door is a jar.

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway Rd., Orlando, FL 32812

Barnett Park, 4801 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32808

Bear Creek Recreation Complex, 1600 Bear Crossing Dr., Orlando, FL 32812

Bithlo Park, 18501 Washington Ave., Orlando, FL 32820

Capehart Park, 715 Capehart Dr., Orlando, FL 32822

Fort Gatlin Recreation Complex, 2009 Lake Margaret Dr., Orlando, FL 32806

Goldenrod Recreation Center, 4863 N. Goldenrod Rd., Winter Park, FL 32792

Meadow Woods Recreation Center, 1751 Rhode Island Woods Cir., Orlando, FL 32824

Silver Star Recreation Center, 2801 N. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL 32818

South Econ Recreation Center, 3850 S. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32829

Renaissance Senior Center at South Econ Community Park, 3800 S Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32829

Tibet-Butler Preserve (office), 8777 C.R. 535, Orlando, FL 32836

West Orange Recreation Center, 309 S. West Crown Point Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787

Please consider donating a jar or two during the month of October – spread love as thick as you would peanut butter.




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Posted: September 22, 2023

Category: 4-H & Youth, AGRICULTURE, Events, HOME LANDSCAPES, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Cflandscapes, Donate, Florida Peanut Federation, Florida Peanut Producers Association, Food Banks, Food Pantries, Ocextension, PBChallenge, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Challenge, Spread The Love, Spread The Peanut Butter

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