America’s Peanut Farmers & Project PB&J Make Sandwiches for New Yorkers in Need on National PB&J Day

The National Peanut Board wrapped up a week of spreading #peanutpower in New York City with a Project PB&J spreading party. In honor of National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day on April 2, America’s peanut farmers teamed up with Which Wich®, Skippy® and One Sandwich at a Time to race the clock and make 1,000 PB&J’s in one hour for the hungry in New York City.

Spreading Party Collage

Top: National Peanut Board staff and Arkansas peanut farmer Greg Baltz (center) and his wife Mary Nell (far right). Bottom right: Arkansas peanut farmer Greg Gill.

Upbeat music filled the space and everyone took a role in a PB&J making assembly line. America’s peanut farmers, volunteers and partners surpassed their goal and made 1,059 PB&J sandwiches. With the help of One Sandwich at a Time, the PB&J’s were delivered to The Bowery Mission for afternoon lunch. The Bowery Mission has been serving the homeless and hungry in New York since 1879. Several peanut farmers and National Peanut Board’s CEO, Bob Parker, were able to help deliver the sandwiches to The Bowery Mission and received a tour of the facility.

The Bowery Mission

PB&J delivery at The Bowery Mission included One Sandwich at a Time, Which Wich and National Peanut Board. Third from right is NPB CEO Bob Parker, his wife Margaret Anne, Texas peanut farmer Shirley Froese and her husband Peter.

“Peanut butter is often the top requested item at food banks because it’s nutritious, shelf stable, delicious and affordable,” said Parker. “The National Peanut Board staff, peanut farmer Board members and myself were excited to participate in this hands-on event to help feed the hungry.”

Parade’s Community Table covered National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day by sharing 13 fun facts about the food. The number one fact covered the spreading party. To see the full list of facts, the full article can be found here.

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