Peanut Butter Party Food Drive


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

The goal is to collect 10,000 jars (14-16 oz size). 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.


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


Donations are collected at two ICS locations:

Northwest Food Bank, 2820 W. Ina Rd
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat 8-11 a.m.

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


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


The Peanut Butter Party food drive addresses a pressing need created by summer break. Many children eat both breakfast and lunch at school. Families must provide additional meals for their children when schools are closed.

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 14 oz. jar 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

Peanut Butter Man in front of the collection table at 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 (pictured above), from Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church


1.Download forms & flyers.
Donation Form (fillable PDF)
Include this form with all donations to be entered in the competition and acknowledged on social media.

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Distribute to your congregation, post in the office, or pass around your neighborhood.

Social Media Images (PNG)
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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 #spreadthelove.

4. Let us know you’re coming.
Contact Jorge Ruiz (jruiz@icstucson.org) to schedule a photo op if you’d like to be featured and tagged on our social media channels. You can also schedule a drop-off time outside of regular business hours.

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 Rd
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat 8-11 a.m.

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