To help with the urgent need of food for those affected by tragic recent weather events, the Alabama Peanut Producers Association (APPA) has joined with Peanut Proud, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization of the U.S. peanut industry, and other peanut associations to help provide more than 150,000 jars of peanut butter to hurricane and flood victims in Texas and Florida.
“I have been on several mission trips to Honduras and Haiti and have witnessed firsthand the need for foods such as peanut butter that are high in protein,” said Glen Walters, APPA board member and peanut farmer in Covington County. “Now there’s a tremendous need to get peanut butter to those who have just survived the tragic weather conditions in Texas and Florida and I’m proud our industry can to be part of that effort as well”
In addition to APPA, several county Farmers Federations also made donations, including Baldwin, Covington, Houston, and Pike counties.
Transportation for the deliveries is being provided Southern Ag Carriers, who continues to serve as a vital part of the peanut industry’s humanitarian efforts in the U.S.
Peanut butter has seven grams of protein per serving, is shelf stable, requires no refrigeration or special preparation and is enjoyable for all age groups, making it a natural choice for those who suddenly find themselves suffering from food insecurity, including those in shelters across affected areas.