Two weeks remain for the Peanut Butter Challenge
Two new drop off locations added
Two weeks remain in the 2020 peanut butter challenge and two drop off locations have been added. Since peanuts are one of the major crops grown in Santa Rosa County – and peanut butter is a great protein - UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa is holding their annual Peanut Butter Challenge until Nov. 25
to feed local families in need. Collected peanut butter will be distributed through several agencies and food pantries that serve in Santa Rosa County.
Bring unopened jars of peanut butter to one of the following locations from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:
- UF/IFAS Extension Milton office, 6263 Dogwood Dr. in Milton
- UF/IFAS Extension Jay office, 5259 Booker Ln. in Jay
- South Santa Rosa County Service Center, 5819 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. in Gulf Breeze
(boxes are located in the extension area and the property appraiser's office)
Last year, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa collected 1,296 jars (2,431 pounds) of peanut butter for families in need. Since 2012, the Peanut Butter Challenge has collected thousands of jars of peanut butter from residents, volunteer groups and businesses in 16 northwest Florida counties. The Florida Peanut Producers Association and Florida Peanut Federation generously contribute pallets of peanut butter every year!
“The Peanut Butter Challenge not only raises awareness about the important contribution of north Florida’s peanut growers to the state peanut industry, but also helps provide a healthy, locally produced product to food-insecure families in the area,” said Libbie Johnson, agriculture agent for UF/IFAS Extension Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and co-organizer of the challenge.
For questions, contact Mary Salinas
, 850-623-3868 or Chris Verlinde
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