Peanut Industry Donates Peanut Butter to Louisiana Flood Victims

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Peanut Proud, a charitable organization of the U.S. Peanut industry, donates more than 60,000 jars of peanut butter to help feed those in need after historic flooding in Louisiana

In response to the thousands of families affected by the massive flooding in Louisiana, Peanut Proud, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization of the U.S. peanut industry, is donating more than 60,000 jars of peanut butter to local food banks in those areas most devastated by the storms.

Peanut butter manufactured by Kroger, Golden Boy, Algood Food Company and J.B. Sanfilippo & Son, in addition to a private label made by Peanut Proud, is included in these initial shipments due to arrive by the end of this week.

Several peanut producer organizations and industry organizations donate money on a regular basis to Peanut Proud to aid victims when natural disasters strike. Recently, the National Peanut Board (NPB) voted to donate $10,000 to Peanut Proud for disaster relief in Louisiana.

Bob Parker, President & CEO of NPB, said, “Our board members have supported relief efforts carried out by Peanut Proud since its inception. Peanut Proud has taken the industry lead in getting peanut butter and peanuts to natural disaster victims efficiently, economically and quickly. The National Peanut Board wholeheartedly supports this industry effort to help people in need with nutritious, shelf-stable peanut products.”

Over 30,000 jars of peanut butter were delivered to Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans on Tuesday, August 23 and 30,240 jars were delivered to Walker, LA and Baton Rouge on Friday, August 26. To make a lifesaving donation, visit Peanut Proud’s website http://www.peanutproud.com/take-action/donate/ or rush a check addressed to: Peanut Proud 2016 Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 446, Blakely, GA 39823.

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