Boone, Iowa-based Fareway Stores Inc. recently partnered with the makers of Skippy to donate more than 5,500 lbs. of peanut butter to those in need this holiday season. The program, created in 2018 by Hormel Foods, is part of a philanthropic effort that focuses on hunger and education. From Oct. 28, 2018, through April 28, 2019, Fareway stores participated in the campaign, earning peanut butter to donate to a hunger partner of choice.
“We are proud to join Hormel Foods in providing a donation of more than 5,500 jars of Skippy peanut butter to the Food Bank for the Heartland,” said Fareway President and CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “This equates to nearly 90,000 peanut butter sandwiches (according to the National Peanut Board), a protein-rich option for families in need.”
“Protein is a much-needed item for households, and peanut butter is a terrific protein option,” said Doug Johnston, senior customer executive at Hormel Foods. “We want to thank Fareway for joining this effort and thank the local food banks for serving their communities. Hormel Foods and the Skippy brand are proud to give back to the communities Fareway serves.”
“We are grateful to Fareway and Hormel Foods for this generous donation of peanut butter,” said Brian Barks, president and CEO of Food Bank for the Heartland. “A staple item in many families’ pantries, peanut butter is also among the most distributed items at the Food Bank. This donation will feed children, families and seniors across Nebraska and western Iowa.”