Help Us Spread the Love!

Posted by Quynh Nguyen on January 31st, 2012

When I was a kid, there was very little a PB&J sandwich couldn’t fix. Bad day at school, kids teasing, a low grade on my spelling test – some creamy PB and strawberry J (never grape!) on untoasted white bread was my emotional cure-all, and my mom used it wisely.

Here at Philabundance, we really love PB&J, too, but for different reasons.  So many children in the Delaware Valley are struggling with hunger and malnutrition, so being able to provide them with a simple, healthy snack like protein-rich peanut butter and sweet jelly is extremely important. However, it’s not as easy as you might think. Over the past year, the price of peanut butter has risen 30%, which means that stores are less likely to donate it to us, and it’s that much more difficult for us to purchase.

Spread the Love is a great way to help us feed as many children as we can. There are plenty of ways to help! For every new “like” Philabundance gets on Facebook between February 1st and February 14th, ShopRite will donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly to us.  You can also donate peanut butter and jelly at one of our locations, or donate via our-website and we’ll use the money to buy it ourselves.

Nowadays, every time I have a bad day at work and I reach for the peanut butter and honey (my newest obsession), I remember how important this little sandwich could be to a kid who had to skip breakfast or lunch. A jar or two can make such a big difference, so get involved!

We want to hear from you, too! What’s your favorite PB&J concoction? Each comment below will automatically enter you for a chance to win a $500 US Airways travel voucher or 7 night stay in the Caribbean compliments of Elite Island Resort!

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