On behalf of The Peanut Grower and sponsors of the anniversary issue, a check is presented at the annual festival.
To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of The Peanut Grower magazine in November 2013, One Grower Publishing chose to donate a percentage of all of the congratulatory ad revenue to Peanut Proud, the peanut industry’s non-profit humanitarian organization that provides aid to victims of natural disasters, domestic hunger relief and scholarships to students studying food safety.
At the Peanut Proud Peanut Festival on March 22, 2014, in the town square in Blakely, Ga., Editor Amanda Huber presented a check for $2,360 to Peanut Proud’s President, Gregg Grimsley. Just prior to this, Grimsley spoke about the many accomplishments of Peanut Proud in 2013, including delivering peanut butter to food banks in many states and providing disaster relief efforts to tornado-stricken areas in Oklahoma. “It is so very important to have industry wide support for Peanut Proud and this donation given through the ad campaign demonstrates the commitment from the industry. “One of the founding principles for Peanut Proud is to unite the peanut industry toward humanitarian efforts,” Grimsley says. “And, it will be through this broad-based support that Peanut Proud will be successful.”
One More ‘Thank You’
” Once again, on behalf of The Peanut Grower, I would like to personally thank those who purchased a congratulatory ad in the anniversary issue to support Peanut Proud,” says Lia Guthrie, One Grower vice president and publisher. “We are honored to be a part of this industry and appreciate your support in helping us provide profitable production strategies throughout the years.”