Georgia’s 4,500 peanut farmers are donating 10,080 jars of peanut butter to Second Harvest of South Georgia. The donation is made possible by the GPC through Peanut Proud, which is the peanut industry’s humanitarian relief organization. Georgia-based truckload carrier, SouthernAG Carriers, donated its truck carrier service to deliver the peanut butter.
“As a farmer, we are proud to continue our partnership with Second Harvest of South Georgia by donating peanut butter which can be used to make more than 141,000 sandwiches,” says Armond Morris, chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission. “Peanut butter is one of the most requested food items at food banks due to its shelf life. Peanuts are a nutritional superfood which contains more protein than any other nut, as well as a good source of vitamin E and folate.”
Second Harvest of South Georgia serves 26 South Georgia counties and is the region’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. It is stationed in Valdosta but also has locations in Tifton and Thomasville. Through its network of more than 400 partner charities and programs, Second Harvest of South Georgia distributes food to those struggling with hunger.
“We are overwhelmed by the continuing generosity of Georgia’s farming community,” says Eliza McCall, chief marketing officer with Second Harvest of South Georgia. “This donation from the Georgia Peanut Commission will go a long way toward helping us care for our neighbors in need.”