Nearly 18 percent of children are food insecure, defined as living in households that experienced limited or uncertain availability of safe, nutritious food at some point during the year. Public schools help during the school year with breakfast and lunch at school, which helps alleviate the problem.
When school is out during the summer months, local food banks carry a larger responsibility to feed kids.
Peanut butter is an important protein staple to feed kids during these summer months, but it is difficult to acquire in adequate quantities. Ford Motor Company Fund has partnered with Ford Dealers and community food banks in the Pacific Northwest to address this problem with the sixth annual Ford Peanut Butter Drive.
Take a jar of peanut butter to your local Ford Dealer between May 1st and the 31st and help feed kids in your community.
This peanut butter drive has collected over 280,000 lbs of peanut butter since its launch in 2014.
You can also go to www.fordfeedskids.org and click on the food bank of your choice to make a cash donation.
Find and share information about the drive on social media with #Ford PBDrive, it is a key part of the Ford Focus on Child Hunger, a five-state campaign in the Pacific Northwest by Ford Dealers to support their community food banks and to make sure no child goes hungry.
Due to its ongoing success, the drive is being replicated by dealers across the country.
Ford Fund supports many hunger relief activities across the United States, including a nationwide fleet of 60 Ford Mobile Food Pantries that delivered more than three million meals last year.
Thank you for supporting the children of your community and partnering with your local Ford dealership!