Brant residents are being asked to donate peanut butter to help put smiles on the faces of local families in need.
Habitat For Humanity Brant and the Community Resource Service kicked-off their third annual Peanut Butter Drive in support of the CRS food bank during a media conference at city hall on Thursday morning.
“Peanut butter is an easy way to provide families with protein,” said Ashley Singleton, food procurement co-ordinator with CRS. “It feeds more people than a can of tuna or other meat and it’s non-perishable.”
Singleton said peanut butter is a staple included in emergency food kits distributed by the CRS on a monthly basis to more than 1,200 local families.
Tammy Green, board director with Habitat for Humanity Brant, said last year’s Peanut Butter Drive collected about 2,100 kg of peanut butter for the food bank.
“We would love to double that this year,” Green said. “It is really important for us to show the strong partnership that exists between Habitat For Humanity Brant and the CRS.”
Donations of peanut butter are being accepted at city hall, the Brantford Police Service station, the Brantford Fire Department’s Clarence Street station, the Dunn Building, Brantford Worship Centre, Hope Christian Church, Turkstra Lumber, the Habitat For Humanity ReStore, Mohawk College, Freedom House and the Grand Valley Christian Centre.
The organizations are inviting the public to the CRS food bank, at 1100 Clarence Street, on Dec. 7 to form a human delivery chain to pass peanut butter jars into the food bank.
Call 519-740-9335 ext. 492 for more information.