The eighth annual Wanted: Peanut Butter campaign kicked off Jan. 31 with a Meijer donation of $15,000 and 3,500 jars of the nutritious staple that are crucial for the nearly 200 food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters that Hunger Task Force supports.
Through the campaign, Hunger Task Force is aiming to fulfill a 20,000-jar goal throughout the month of February.
Donations can be dropped off at all Milwaukee-area fire stations or at the food bank. Jars of peanut butter in all sizes will be accepted, as will other nut butters like almond, casher or sunflower seed butter.
“This is our fifth year partnering with Hunger Task Force, and we are pleased to be back once again this year to support their ambitious and vital goal of providing peanut butter to the community,” Meijer Milwaukee Market Director Art Belt said. “This program is especially close to my heart.”