Alabama Food Bank Association today announced it received 11,520 jars of peanut butter from the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, providing an abundance of one of the most requested items at food banks. The Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) and its farmer members have already donated 5,760 jars of peanut butter to food banks in the state’s peanut growing areas to help those who are food insecure during the COVID-19 pandemic. APPA chose to continue “Spreading Good” in all parts of the state and donate another 14,400 jars. They brought on industry partners, Alabama Ag Credit, Alabama Farm Credit and First South Farm Credit to make it happen. The peanut butter is provided by Peanut Proud, Inc., the nonprofit industry organization dedicated to humanitarian efforts. “Spreading Good” is the National Peanut Board’s initiative to share the love of America’s favorite and most consumed nut – peanuts – and pass along that joy to our local communities.
The Alabama Food Bank Association is grateful to the Alabama Peanut Producers Association for their tremendous support of Alabama communities. “Because of the generous support from the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, our food banks are able to serve families experiencing economic crisis during this pandemic,” said Laura Lester, executive director of the Alabama Food Bank Association. “Our network’s hunger-relief programs help deliver millions of pounds of nutritious food to the communities we serve across Alabama, and peanut butter happens to be an extremely nutritious and shelf-stable option.”
“We are blessed to grow a wholesome and nutritious crop. Peanut farmers are honored to share peanut butter with our friends and neighbors around the state.” – Carl Sanders, Alabama Peanut Producers Association President and Coffee County peanut farmer.