Georgia Peanut Farmers Donate Peanut Butter to Capital Area Food Bank

Dan Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC), Peanuts

The Georgia Peanut Commission, in conjunction with the United States Peanut Federation (USPF), partnered with Peanut Proud to donate 10,080 jars of peanut butter to the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. It will serve the nation’s capital and surrounding area.

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Photo courtesy of Georgia Peanut Commission.

Bob Redding, who works for the Redding Firm and serves as a lobbyist for agricultural groups in Washington, D.C., discussed the generous donation which was made in recognition of National Peanut Month in March.

“We’ve been doing this for a number of years annually. We’ve moved around to the various non-profit food banks. This is such a large contribution each year that several of the smaller food banks have encouraged us to do it here, and this particular food bank, they’re able to push it out. Last year, they’re able to parcel this out to other food banks in the region and share,” Redding said. “There’s a lot of need there, and these growers and the industry have been generous each year for a number of years during National Peanut Month to share.”

USPF representatives visited the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) and heard firsthand how this donation will positively impact families in the local community. According to representatives at CAFB, the peanut butter donated will be distributed as quickly as this week to children, families and the elderly in the community.


Molly McGlinchy, deputy chief of programs and innovation at the Capital Area Food Bank, expressed appreciation to the peanut industry representatives in attendance.

“On behalf of the staff, the volunteers and the folks that we serve, I want to say thank you for this donation,” McGlinchy said. “We recognize that protein is a critical nutrient at all ages and all stages of life for the individuals that we serve, and peanut butter is the perfect vehicle for providing that nutrient.”

CAFB works to address hunger today and create brighter futures tomorrow for the half a million neighbors across the region experiencing food insecurity. As the anchor in the area’s hunger-relief infrastructure, they provide over 45 million meals to people in need each year by supplying food to hundreds of nonprofit organizations. They also work in partnership with organizations across the region to address hunger’s root causes by pairing food with other critical services.

Source: Georgia Peanut Commission

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Clint Thompson

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