Em­ploy­ees, cus­tomers fight youth hunger

Peanut but­ter and jelly col­lec­tion drives brings in more than 1,500 pounds

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

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

Philadel­phia coun­ties.

“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.

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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.

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