Medical Center Of South Arkansas Jars Of Love Peanut Butter Drive Collects 145 Jars Of Peanut Butter For The Salvation Army Of El Dorado
El Dorado, Arkansas – To help address hunger in our community, and in celebration of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on April 2, Medical Center of South Arkansas has donated more than 140 jars of peanut butter (and other nut butters) to The Salvation Army of El Dorado.
All of that peanut butter was donated by Medical Center of South Arkansas employees, medical staff members, community members and volunteers during the recent Jars of Love Peanut Butter Drive.
According to FeedingAmerica.org, 15.9 percent of residents in the Union County struggle to put food on the table. The Jars of Love Peanut Butter Drive was launched to help support individuals who are facing food insecurity, which is a social determinant of health.
“Food insecurity has a significant impact on a person’s overall health and wellbeing,” said David Fox, CEO. “Through our Jars of Love Peanut Butter Drive, we are working to help fight hunger in our community. Our generous employees really stepped up to be sure we could support our community.”
Peanut butter is one of the most requested items for food banks because it is highly nutritious and has a long shelf life. Unfortunately, many food banks in America report it is also one of the least donated food items. Other foods needed by food banks include dry beans, rice, noodles, spaghetti sauce, canned meats, canned goods and foods that are not perishable.
“The gift of peanut butter provides so much protein for families that goes a long way. We are seeing more families in need every day, “said Major David Robinson, commanding officer. “I’m always amazed by this community when there is a need there is always people willing to help.”
Join the fight against poverty and help The Salvation Army of El Dorado. By donating money, shopping in our thrift store, and participating in our fundraisers, you can make a difference in the lives of those struggling with poverty in our area. When you donate to The Salvation Army of El Dorado, you're not just giving money, you're giving hope. Your donation helps provide meals, shelter, and other essential services to those in need. For more information on how you can help in this community visit Ways to Give - El Dorado Salvation Army.Back