The Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive was organized by Century High School student Lauryn Hinckley. She has teamed up with the United Way Backpack Program, businesses and individuals to address child hunger in the Bismarck-Mandan community. Watch the short clip from the 2014 drive!
Lauryn Hinckley was named one of North Dakota's top two youth volunteers of 2016 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for oustanding acts of volunteerism.
The 2017 Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive will run from Friday, March 31 through Thursday, April 13.
Here's how you can help:
- Stop by your local Starion Bank, between March 31 and April 13, to drop off peanut butter and jelly. (To ensure that items can be delivered to children, please donate 16 to 18 ounce plastic jars.)
- Be an advocate on social media and share photos and stories of inspiration using #PBJFoodDrive.
- Youth across the community will also be supporting the effort by hosting drives at their schools.
- Make a monetary donation.
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive is made possible with the help of Starion Bank, Bismarck and Mandan public schools, Youth Services America (YSA), Disney Friends for Change, Move for Hunger, C&S Wholesale Grocers and Generation On.