Texas peanut farmers make peanut butter donation
The Texas Peanut Producers Board and H.E.B grocery stores donated a pallet of peanut butter Nov. 16 to the San Antonio Food Bank.
TPPB Communications Director, Lindsay Kennedy, and H.E.B representatives presented the pallet containing 1,620 jars of peanut butter to Eric Cooper, the food bank's executive director.
"We can never keep enough peanut butter," Cooper said. "It's always in demand, and we're so grateful to receive this donation."
Trouble Shooters, an investigative reporting show on San Antonio's WOAI TV station, organized the event to highlight the increasing need for peanut butter at the food bank. The news crew, as well as TPPB's Tex P. Nut mascot and H.E.Buddy, surprised Cooper with the 6,000-pound peanut butter donation that was waiting to be unloaded at the food bank.
Peanut butter makes one of the best food donation items, because of its health benefits and long shelf life. Peanut butter has zero cholesterol and is trans-fat free. It has also been proven to reduce the risk of diabetes.
"This is a great example of how farmers give back to their communities and state," said Shelly Nutt, TPPB executive director. "We hope everyone will donate peanut butter to their local food bank this holiday season."
The episode of Trouble Shooters highlighting the peanut butter donation aired Nov. 16 on WOAI News at 10, and can be found on the station's website, www.woai.com.
To learn more about the San Antonio Food Bank, go to www.safoodbank.org.