Peanut Butter Challenge Back on Track After Hurricane Michael Recovery

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Peanuts

(UF/IFAS) — Last year’s UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge was just getting started when Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle. As the communities dealt with the aftermath and UF/IFAS Extension offices became collection points for all varieties of donations, the annual peanut butter jar collection became less of a focus than the many items of need during recovery. This year’s …

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Benefits of the Annual Peanut Butter Challenge

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Peanuts

by Dr. Nick Place We hear a lot about hunger. You’ve no doubt seen public service announcements on television, asking you to give to charitable organizations to help feed people. You’ve probably even seen crowdfunding efforts on digital media. It’s a fact of life: Some people around the world are starving – and not just in third-world nations. Some hungry …

Challenge Raises More Than 20,000 Pounds of Peanut Butter for the Hungry

Dan Economy, Education, Florida, Peanuts

Spread the cheer and the protein! Some families will get more healthy food to eat, now that Florida Panhandle residents donated a record of more than 20,000 pounds of peanut butter for this year’s UF/IFAS Extension Peanut Butter Challenge, organizers said. Combine nearly 9,000 pounds in donations to UF/IFAS Extension county offices with 11,340 pounds from the Florida Peanut Producers …