Rockford food pantry solicits donations of peanut butter to feed needy children

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Gerber Collision and Glass held its annual “Peanut Butter Rally” Friday to benefit the Rock River Pantry.

Peanut butter can be a good source of nutrition for kids during summer break when they’re not receiving meals at school.

Last year, participants donated 18,000 jars of peanut butter.

This year’s goal is to raise 20,000.

Monetary donations are also welcome.  A $20.00 donation buys approximately 1 case 12 jars (18 oz. each.) 

“We’ve decided a lot of people also donate cash. They benefit better from that, because they can get peanut butter or other things at a lower discount, which actually benefits [them],” said Mauro Perez, of Gerber Collision and Glass.

This is the 12th year Gerber has collected peanut butter for the pantry.

The pantry is asking for donations in plastic jars only.

The Rock River Valley Pantry is located at 421 South Rockton Avenue.

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