According to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, more than 755,400 people in metro Atlanta and north Georgia turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families each year. To put that in perspective, that’s 1 in 7.5 people (including children) who don’t know where their next meal will come from.
On December 11, 2015, the National Peanut Board gathered more than 50 peanut farmers and other industry volunteers to host the first ever “PB&J spreading party” in Atlanta with the goal of making 2,000 PB&J sandwiches in one hour to donate to the hungry. The volunteers exceeded their goal and made 2,297 PB&Js in only one hour.
The sandwiches were then donated to Action Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides an extensive network of community partners and volunteers with the tools and expertise to lead fellow Georgians out of poverty.
In addition, the American Peanut Council donated a total of 7 pallets of peanut butter to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.