Peanut Butter & Co. Donates To Hurricane Sandy Victims

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The company will donate peanut butter to the Food Bank For New York City for orders made on its online store and at its Sandwich Shop

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New York City-based Peanut Butter & Co. will lend a helping hand to its neighbors that have been negatively affected by the storm.

From Tuesday, November 13 through Monday, December 31, Peanut Butter & Co. will donate one jar of peanut butter to the Food Bank For New York City for every order placed at the Peanut Butter & Co. online store at In addition, the Company will donate one jar of peanut butter to the Food Bank for every jar of peanut butter purchased from its Sullivan Street Sandwich Shop.

Employees from the Company are also donating their time to distribute PB&J sandwiches in storm-ravaged neighborhoods in Queens and Long Island.

Peanut Butter & Co. itself was negatively affected by the storm: its sandwich shop in Greenwich Village was closed for over a week due to power loss, and its midtown offices were inaccessible for 10 days because of a fallen crane at a nearby construction site.

“It’s been a tough time for everyone that lives and works in the New York Metro area,” said Lee Zalben, Peanut Butter & Co.’s Founder & President. “While we’ve had some losses of our own, we’re fortunate that life is beginning to return to normal for our staff and our business. Now it’s important that we remember those in our community that are still in need of help. Our greatest resource is our delicious peanut butter, and we hope it’s able to help feed some hungry bellies and lift some spirits too.”

Zalben also offers a personal account of Hurricane Sandy and its impact on Peanut Butter & Co. in his most recent post of his Serious Eats food blog column, “That’s Nuts.”

About Peanut Butter & Co.

Peanut Butter & Co. began in 1998 as a cozy little sandwich shop in Greenwich Village, NYC and has since become one of the fastest growing natural/specialty food companies in the US. The company’s ten varieties of all natural, flavored peanut butter are available in over 15,000 supermarkets and specialty food stores, including Kroger, Safeway, Target, Walmart, and Whole Foods. Dark Chocolate Dreams, the company’s chocolate flavored peanut butter, is the #1 selling all natural chocolate nut spread in the country (Source: IRI). Peanut Butter & Co. brand peanut butter is made exclusively from USA-grown peanuts and contains no cholesterol, no trans-fats, no partially hydrogenated oils, and no high fructose corn syrup, and is both dairy-free and gluten-free. Find out more at,, and

About the Food Bank For New York City

Food Bank For New York City recognizes 28 years as the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, the Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts — food distribution, income support and nutrition education — all strategically guided by its research. Through its network of 1,000 community-based member programs citywide, the Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. The Food Bank’s hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches 35,000 children, teens and adults. Income support services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor and the Earned Income Tax Credit put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers, helping them to achieve greater dignity and independence. Ninety-four percent of donations go directly toward programs in all five boroughs. Learn how you can help at

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