Community Food Bank seeking donations for peanut butter replacements | Community Spirit
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is asking for help from the community to replace jars of peanut butter.
With the nationwide recall of peanut butter, the Community Food Bank is beginning to feel the pinch. The main branch of the food bank, as well as its branches in Amado, Green Valley-Sahuarita, Marana and Nogales will all be hurting for peanut butter.
Peanut butter is one of the main protein sources for the Food Plus and TEFAP food boxes that are provided to Food Bank clients each day of the year. The voluntary recall includes over 100 items that contain peanut butter due to potential Salmonella contamination. It is because of this recall that the Food Bank is unable to include peanut butter in their food boxes, and now must find safe replacements as soon as possible.
The Community Food Bank and its branches are asking for the public’s help in raising funds to buy replacement peanut butter for the food boxes. It will cost the Food Bank close to $75,000 to stock a three month supply of peanut butter (that is 66,000 jars!)
Donations can be made at www.give.communityfoodbank.org/recall or by mail to Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona P.O. Box 26727, Tucson, AZ 85726-6727.
For more information please contact Eric Hitzeman at (520) 882-3281