Help Greg Harnish Ride for Peanut Proud

This summer and fall, Greg Harnish, of Birdsong Peanuts will ride in three separate 100-mile cycling events in the Appalachian Mountains. The rides will have him pedaling to a combined altitude of 30,000 feet (about the height of Mount Everest!). Greg plans to use his cycling experience to raise money for Peanut Proud, supporting donations of protein-packed, nutritious peanut butter to ease food insecurity here in the U.S., but needs your help.


We can support Greg by raising just $1 for every foot of altitude climbed (or suffered!), that would equal an entire tractor trailer load of peanut butter or 30,000 jars! 


Please consider supporting this great cause. To donate click the link below, any amount is welcome.


First up, 'The Storming of Thunder Ridge' on Sunday May 23 (100 miles and 8,800 feet of climb), followed by mountain riding adventures in Virginia and South Carolina this fall. 

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How You Can Help


As more and more Americans face temporary economic instability, there will be increased demand for nutritious, economical protein-rich foods at food banks and other community food distribution points. In fact, peanut butter is consistently one of the most requested items at food banks. 


Unfortunately, social distancing may make in-person, product donation drop offs challenging in some areas, so, for those who want to help, we ask that you click the button below and make a donation to Peanut Proud, a non-profit industry organization dedicated to humanitarian efforts. Together, we can help those in our communities who have become food insecure because of the impact of COVID-19. Thank you in advance for your donation.

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Our Mission

“To unite the peanut community in celebrating its pride through humanitarian efforts and the recognition of excellence.”

In 2010, Peanut Proud, Inc. was established as a non-profit organization with the main goal of “uniting the peanut community by celebrating its pride through humanitarian efforts and the recognition of excellence.”  Volunteers participated in food drives to collect peanut butter and donations for local food banks; a scholarship in food safety was established with funding from the peanut industry...

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