The Peanut Butter Challenge — UF/IFAS Extension’s annual jar collection for local food pantries —again is in full swing statewide this year, according to a UF/IFAS news blog.
The challenge was conceived as a way to feed hungry families ahead of the holidays, in addition to promoting a Florida-grown crop.
Peanut butter is nutrient-dense and shelf-stable, and is a popular item in food pantries.
Fifty-three counties, including Hillsborough and Pasco, are participating in this year’s event, including a partnership with the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Cooperative Extension.
Unopened jars of peanut butter can be donated to local county Extension offices through Nov. 24.
At the end of the donation period, the number of jars is tallied to determine the bragging rights champion before the donations are delivered to those in need.
Pasco collection points for jars of peanut butter will be the main office of UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County, 36702 State Road 52 in Dade City, and The One Stop Shop satellite office at 15029 14th St., in Dade City. They will delivered to area food pantries.
To learn more about the challenge, visit tinyurl.com/5e992z9e.
Published October 27, 2021
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