Join the 4th Annual Spread the Love area-wide peanut butter drive to benefit the people served by the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. Hunger is a big issue in our community, with over 69,000 people in Northeast Louisiana struggling to put food on the table for their families. That includes 21,760 children who face hunger. Peanut butter is a much needed staple at Food Banks as it is a protein-packed food that kids and adults love.
Each year, the Spread the Love Peanut Butter Drive helps us provide thousands of jars of peanut butter to people facing hunger in the 12 Parish region we serve. In 2019, over 4,000 pounds was donated, and we hope to beat that in 2020!
Members of the community are encouraged to donate peanut butter in plastic jars, or monetary funds to the Food Bank by Tuesday, March 31st. Donations of peanut butter can be dropped off Monday-Friday between 8-4 at the Food Bank’s distribution center located at 4600 Central Avenue in Monroe. Monetary donations can be made here or by calling 318-322-3567.
If your group or business would like to hold a collection for this food drive, give us a call and we can provide you with a flyer that you can print or post on social media. Our staff can help you set a goal for your drive, and possibly give you a shout out on social media. We also love it when groups challenge each other to see who can collect the most! Get creative and have fun!
• As plastic is more durable and safe to store than glass, we appreciate your donations of only plastic jars of peanut butter.
• All nut butters and substitutes are accepted! We know some schools have a peanut free policy, so feel free to collect non-peanut butters.