March 10, 2022

 

I want to take this opportunity to summarize Peanut Proud’s relief efforts in 2021, made possible by the help of many partners and generous donors.

 

The Georgia Peanut Commission, Don Koehler, Joy Crosby and Jessie Bland delivered 80,868 jars of Peanut Proud peanut butter to various organizations across the state of Georgia. Please see the table below for the breakdown of those deliveries. GPC is also responsible for donating 10,080 jars to the Washington, DC Food Bank.

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11,520 jars were also given to local relief efforts including Jesus and Jams in Homerville, Georgia, Peanut Butter for Jesus in Tifton, Georgia and Methodist Church food banks in Colquitt, Georgia, Cairo, Georgia and Pensacola, Florida. Special thanks to Tyron Spearman and the National Peanut Buying Points Association for their support of Peanut Butter for Jesus.

 

The Alabama Peanut Producers Association, Jacob Davis and Kaye Lynn Hataway contributed 14,400 jars to food banks and relief efforts in Alabama.

 

The Arkansas Peanut Growers Association and Alan Donner delivered 30,240 jars to the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.

 

The Florida Peanut Federation and Laura Fowler-Goss distributed 37,440 jars throughout Florida. 8,640 went to Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans for disaster relief after Hurricane Ida. The National Peanut Board also shipped an additional 28,880 jars to Second Harvest for hurricane relief.

 

Florida Peanut Producers and Ken Barton contributed 31,680 jars to west Florida relief efforts.

Golden Boy Foods donated 35,604 jars plus freight to Bowling Green, Kentucky in response to the tornadoes that ravaged the area in December of 2021. 24,552 jars of peanut butter donated by J.B. Sanfilippo and Kroger along with 2,304 cans of roasted peanuts donated by the Georgia Peanut Commission were delivered to Calvert City, Kentucky as well.

 

The South Carolina Peanut Board and Marianne Catalano distributed 1,440 jars to local relief efforts, along with an additional 17,280 jars that were delivered at the end of 2020. 

 

Dell Cotton and the Virginia Peanut Growers donated 10,080 jars to the FeedMore food bank in Richmond, Virginia. 

With aid from World of Giving, League of Hope, and Food for the Poor, 28,800 jars were delivered to Haiti for relief from the 7.2 earthquake that struck the country on August 14.

 

Donations were also made by Williston Peanut Company, the American Peanut Shellers Association and Birdsong Peanuts. Lineage Logistics has been extremely generous in donating storage for all Peanut Proud peanut butter which is made at the Tara Foods/Kroger plant in Albany, Georgia. SouthernAg’s freight donation has been indispensable for delivering across the southeast United States. 

 

In all, 368,616 jars of peanut butter were delivered in 2021 for humanitarian relief.

 

 

As always, your support is greatly appreciated,

 

Gregg Grimsley

President

Peanut Proud