North Santa Rosa

Take a bite out of HUNGER campaign

County Extension Offices in 15 Northwest Florida Counties took part in the “Take a bite out of HUNGER” Peanut Butter Food Drive Campaign that concluded with Farm City Week and ended Friday, November 16, 2012.  In total 2039 jars of peanut butter were collected to be donated to food pantries in each participating county.  The Florida Peanut Producers Association also took part and donated a pallet, or 1,400 jars of peanut butter to be distributed as well.

Thank you to all of the County Agents, 4-H Clubs, FFA Chapters, Schools, Florida Peanut Producers Association, Church, and Civic Organizations in Santa Rosa County who helped to make the food drive a success.  Because of your efforts, 490 pounds of healthy and nutritious peanut butter will be provided to families in need across Santa Rosa County.  The Peanut Butter will be donated to the Bay Area Food Bank in East Milton.

County Agents are planning to do this again next year.  It was a great way to celebrate the bounty of agriculture in our region.

Santa Rosa led with 378 jars collected followed by Escambia with 336


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