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Kids aim to raise a ton of peanut butter and jelly
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Posted: 2013 Jun 14 - 06:49

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MARTIN COUNTY -- Two young volunteers have a goal to collect 2,000 pounds of peanut butter and jelly from June 1 to Aug. 31.

If they meet that goal, it would double the amount they collected during the drive last August, when they raised 1,000 pounds of peanut butter and jelly.

Alyssa Golino, 12, and Anthony Golino, 14, are encouraging people to give or businesses to collect peanut butter and jelly with a PB & J food drive. They also coordinated with House of Hope to set up a way for people to give money to support the drive - online at www.hohmartin.org/pbj.

The following businesses and organizations are PB&J collection points:

Forward Electric & Air Conditioning -- Palm City

Boys & Girls Club - Palm City

Palm City Chamber of Commerce

Peter's Hardware - Palm City

Harbor Community Bank - Stuart

Gulfstream Aluminum & Shutters - Stuart

Milcor Group - Stuart

Stuart Jet Center - Stuart

Tami Karol Insurance Agency - Stuart

Mr. Gyros - Stuart

Boys & Girls Club - Port Salerno

UPS Store - Kanner/Salerno Road Stuart

YMCA - Indiantown

Indiantown Chamber of Commerce

Harbor Community Bank - Indiantown

Boys & Girls Club -- Indiantown

Cowabunga Surf & Sport - Jensen Beach

BodyLogix Fitness - Jensen Beach

Mr. Auto Insurance - Jensen Beach

Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce

UPS Store - Island Crossings Hobe Sound

Boys & Girls Club - Hobe Sound

Hobe Sound Early Learning Center

Peanut butter is a popular item for food pantries because it is nutrient-rich, has a long shelf life, and doesn't require cooking or refrigeration.

House of Hope's food pantries in Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown and Jensen Beach are the largest providers of food to Martin County residents in need. Last year, the agency gave out 191 tons of food - the equivalent of about 299,000 meals. Food items include canned vegetables, fruit, tomato products, soup, rice, pasta, cereal, fresh produce, meat, bread and, of course, peanut butter and jelly.

House of Hope also helps Martin County residents in need by offering clothing, furniture, financial assistance and case management services.

For more information about the PB&J drive, contact Gina Golino at (772) 221-1660 or gina@fwd-electric-air.com.

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