The Plano Balloon Festival, Inc. has partnered with the North Texas Food Bank and the City of Plano in the 5th Annual Plano Peanut Butter Drive and will accept donations at the 2018 InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival. The festival is September 21-23 at Oak Point Park in Plano and collection boxes will be on-site throughout the weekend.
“We invite our attendees to donate a plastic, 16 oz. jar of peanut butter to help us reach this year’s ambitious goal of collecting 50,000 pounds to help feed our hungry neighbors,” says Jo Via, Executive Director of the Plano Balloon Festival, Inc.
Food insecurity often goes unseen but affects 16% of the people in Collin County and one of every four children across North Texas. By raising awareness about this need and, more importantly, giving people in the community an opportunity to meet the need, the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival helps to make Plano better for everyone. Peanut butter collected in this drive will be distributed to hungry families in Collin County and the 13 counties served by the NTFB.
Since peanut butter might be considered an expensive pantry item, it is not frequently donated to the food bank. Through this drive, the NTFB is better able to provide a kid-friendly, high-protein and nutritious food to those who need it. Peanut butter alternative such as almond, hazelnut, sunflower seed and soynut butter are also accepted. Donations are also accepted at any of the public drop-off sites:
Davis Library, 7501-B Independence Parkway, Plano, Texas 75025
Plano Municipal Center, 1502 K. Avenue, Plano, Texas 75074
Carpenter Park Recreation Center, 6701 Coit Road, Plano, Texas 75024
The Shops at Willow Bend (lower-level court) 6121 W. Park Blvd, Plano, Texas 75093
North Texas Food Bank Perot Family Campus, 3677 Mapleshade Lane, Plano, Texas 75075
The 5th Annual Plano Peanut Butter Drive begins September 1, 2018 and extends through September 30, 2018. The grand total of pounds collected to be announced at the end of October. Visit www.ntfb.org for more information.