Peanut butter is a shelf-stable source of protein that food banks love and need. But oftentimes, the amount of peanut butter on the shelves runs out long before the expiration date on the labels. Food drives occur most often during the winter months, but the bounty collected from those drives doesn’t last long.
That’s why many local food banks are hosting summer food drives and asking for peanut butter, so that their pantries stay full throughout the year. And so that those who face food insecurity have consistent access to the nutritious foods they need.
Search for local food drives this summer in your area, and be sure to have peanut butter on your list of items to donate. For assistance locating local food banks visit Feeding America. And for more information on why food banks need peanut butter, check out our infographic below: