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Peanut Butter Party Food Drive

WHAT

A month-long food drive focused on the best thing to put between sliced bread: PEANUT BUTTER!

The goal is to collect 10,000 jars of peanut butter. Faith communities and other groups can raise the stakes by entering the competition to see which organization brings in the most jars total and the most jars per capita.

WHEN

The entire month of July. The competition begins Monday, July 1 and ends Thursday, August 1. Donations after that date will be gratefully accepted, but will not count toward the competition.

WHERE

Donations are collected at two ICS locations:

Northwest Food Bank, 2820 W. Ina Rd
Mon, Wed, Fri: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tue, Thu: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sat: 8-11 a.m.

Eastside Food Drop-off, 8701 E. Old Spanish Trail
Mon-Fri, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Peanut Butter Shopping List

WHO

Anyone can donate peanut butter: faith communities, neighborhood associations, clubs, companies, community partners… and you!

WHY

The Peanut Butter Party Food Drive addresses a consistent need for shelf-stable, easily distributed food items. Every family and individual that visits one of our food banks leaves with a jar of peanut butter.

3 peanut butter sandwiches

In Praise of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a staple food in ICS food banks. Here’s why:

  • People of all ages love it – even picky kids.
  • A jar of peanut butter goes a long way to feed a family.
  • It doesn’t need refrigeration.
  • High protein content, fiber, and healthy fats make it nutritious and filling.
  • It doesn’t require heating or other preparation (no cooking facilities or fuel required).

A Toast to Past Winners

2023

Most Jars Donated: St. Mark’s UMC, Tucson gave 2,090  jars!
Most Jars per Capita: Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church donated 60 jars per member with 1,464 jars donated!
Totally Nuts Award: Stevie Cupo, a.k.a. Peanut Butter Man, from Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church!

2022

Most Jars Donated: St. Mark’s UMC, Tucson gave 2,007 jars!
Most Jars per Capita: Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church donated 20 jars per member!
Totally Nuts Award: Stevie Cupo, a.k.a. Peanut Butter Man, from Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1. Download forms & flyers.
PB Party Donation Form 2024
Include this form with all donations to be entered in the competition and acknowledged on social media.

Flyers
full page | full page customizable | half page (PDF) | half page (PNG)
Distribute to your congregation, post in the office, or pass around your neighborhood.

Social Media Images (PNG)
Facebook and Instagram Image | Story
Post on your social channels to let everyone know you’re supporting ICS.

2. Collect peanut butter.
Use this simple sign to label your collection box or table.

3. Photograph your pile of PB.
Take a picture of the PB display/collection spot in your facility and post it on social media – tag @icstucson and #ICSpbparty 

4. Let us know you’re coming.
Contact Becky Lococo (blococo@icstucson.org) to schedule a photo op if you are competing in the peanut butter party challenge or if you would like to be featured and tagged on our social media channels.

5. Drop off donations at ICS.
Count your jars before they are delivered and fill out the donation form. Then bring them to one of these sites:

Northwest Food Bank
2820 W. Ina Road
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tue & Thu, 5-6:30 p.m.
Sat, 8-11 a.m.

Eastside Food Drop-Off
8701 E. Old Spanish Trail
Mon-Fri, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.