Peanut Proud and Giving Back
Peanut Proud is a nonprofit organization of the American peanut industry created to unite the peanut community by ‘spreading the love’ through humanitarian efforts and the recognition of excellence. Most recently, Peanut Proud mobilized the peanut industry to help the victims of the tornadoes in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Missouri.
Peanut Proud collected more than $81,000 worth of peanut product donations and $72,000 in cash donations which resulted in 16,000 jars of peanut butter, 17,000 bottles of water and 1,175 backpacks filled with school supplies and peanut snacks being delivered directly to tornado stricken areas. Peanut industry volunteers packed the backpacks and went along with all the delivery trucks to help out in the affected communities.
The peanut industry is proud of its products and proud to be able to ‘spread the love’ by helping people during a time of crisis!
Blog Post – 6/23/2011. To view previous posts, click on the Spread the Love Blog bar below.