Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Alabama peanut farmers donate 14,400 jars of peanut butter to food banks

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Alabama Food Bank Association received a donation of 14,400 jars of peanut butter.

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association donated 14,400 jars of peanut butter to the Alabama Food Bank Association to assist eight regional food banks with feeding their communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on hunger-relief efforts around the state, and peanut butter is a favorite item for food banks, according to a news release.

“Alabama peanut farmers are especially grateful to grow a crop that is so wholesome and nutritious,” APPA President Carl Sanders, a Coffee County peanut farmer, said in the release. “Peanut butter is filled with protein and essential nutrients, not to mention is shelf-stable, versatile and does not require refrigeration. Those qualities make peanut butter one of the most requested items at food banks.”

APPA partnered with Alabama Ag Credit, Alabama Farm Credit and First South Farm Credit to bring the donation to fruition. The peanut butter was provided by Peanut Proud Inc., the humanitarian arm of the peanut industry. Southern Ag Carriers Inc. transported the peanut butter from Blakely, Georgia, to Montgomery, Alabama.

APPA Executive Director Jacob Davis and Sanders were present for the peanut butter delivery at the Montgomery Area Food Bank.

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