Employees, customers fight youth hunger
Peanut butter and jelly collection drives brings in more than 1,500 pounds
DOWNINGTOWN » DNB First recently teamed up with the United Way of Chester County and the Chester County Food Bank to carry out a peanut butter and jelly drive. During the drive, held in May, DNB First employees and customers were encouraged to donate jars of peanut butter and jelly to help prevent childhood hunger.
The result of the nearly threeweek drive was the collection of 1,510 pounds of peanut butter and jelly — the official number obtained when the items were weighed upon delivery to the food bank.
“There are over 13,000 kids in Chester County who receive a free or reduced-price lunch during the school season, so when school is out, they no longer have access to that lunch,” Anne Shuniak, marketing and communications manager at the food bank said in a press release. “These specific items are packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals and are easy ingredients for a child to make a sandwich with. We’re incredibly thankful for DNB First for their support of this ongoing initiative to help local children get the nutrients they need.”
Throughout the duration of the PB&J drive, donations were accepted at all of DNB First’s 15 branches throughout Chester, Delaware and
“At DNB First, we pride ourselves on giving back to our community and helping our neighbors in times of need. All of our employees and customers really enjoyed being a part of the PB&J drive and rallied together to help spread the love,” Katie Martin, marketing program manager at DNB First said in the release, adding that the company looks forward to collecting even more peanut butter and jelly next year.
“All of our employees and customers really enjoyed being a part of the PB&J drive and rallied together to help spread the love.” — Katie Martin, marketing program manager at DNB First
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DNB employees and customers donated more than 1,500 pounds of peanut butter and jelly during a collection drive in May with the goal of battling childhood hunger. The jars of peanut butter and jelly were donated to the Chester County Food Bank.
Several DNB First employees with some of the more than 1,500 pounds of peanut butter and jelly the company’s employees and customers donated during a three-week collection drive aimed at battling childhood hunger. The jars were donated to the Chester County Food Bank.