Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive
Helping to feed Maine families.
More Maine families are facing hunger than ever before. Today 200,000 Mainers struggle with hunger, a quarter of which are children. During the month of May, Bangor Savings Bank collects peanut butter and jelly to benefit local food pantries statewide.
During our PB&J drive, participants can take a selfie of themselves donating at one of our locations and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, which we will upload to our Facebook page! For each #SelflessSelfie we receive, we donate 2 additional jars of peanut butter to the drive to be donated to local food pantries statewide. It is our way of showing the community how grateful we are for those who take the time to selflessly donate to others in need.
Why peanut butter and jelly?
Peanut butter is among one of the most expensive foods for food banks to purchase in large quantities. However, it is one of the most sought after due to its high protein and beneficial fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils). And what's peanut butter without jelly?
During May of each year, donations of peanut butter and jelly can be dropped off in the Proud to Support Maine Communities bins at any of our branch locations statewide. Be sure to watch for this impactful event each year, and join us in helping to feed Maine families.
With generous support from: