SPREAD THE LOVE
Your school is participating in our annual Spread the Love peanut butter food drive until
Spread the Love is designed to be a fun and engaging way for
students to participate in Hunger Action Month and learn about the needs of their community
while also fostering their competitive spirit in order to raise jars of peanut butter for the hungry.
Why peanut butter? Peanut butter, like meat and eggs, is rich in protein. While meat and eggs
can be expensive, peanut butter can be an inexpensive and feasible diet staple for low-income
families. The Food Bank gives away more than 96,000 jars of peanut butter each year. Our goal
for Spread the Love is to collect more than 20,000 jars by September 30th.
My sincere hope is that Spread the Love will allow your child to become aware of hunger in our
region and give them the opportunity to take action and help provide food and hope to those in
need. The gift of our time, energy, passion, and most importantly our empathy can positively
impact the lives of our impoverished neighbors.
As a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief charity, the Food Bank of
Northwest Indiana created Spread the Love to give school children the opportunity to become
hunger relief advocates in their community. Thank you in advance for your participation.