TAVARES — VolunteerLAKE, Lake County’s Volunteer Center, is excited to be involved in the fourth edition of Jennifer Sullivan’s Peanut Butter for People Overcoming the Problem of Hunger (POP), which culminates on Saturday, Oct. 24, with youth collecting donated jars of peanut butter from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at six local Publix Super Markets.
“Citizens can donate jars of peanut butter outside local Publix Super Markets to supply local food banks with this much needed item and help overcome the problem of hunger in the community,” said Jennifer Sullivan.
Publix sites include:
• Woodland Center, 1950 N. State Road 19, Eustis
• Eustis Village, 2840 David Walker Drive, Eustis
• Shoppes of Lake Village, 10601 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg
• Publix at Lake Harris, 27615 U.S. Highway 27, Leesburg
• Palm Plaza, 717 N. 14th St., Leesburg
• Citrus Tower Village, 250 Citrus Tower Blvd., Clermont
During next month, the Peanut Butter POP Project will be bringing awareness about the hunger problem in the community. Many partners of the Peanut Butter POP are conducting individual peanut butter drives. During the past three years, the Peanut Butter POP has collected and donated 9,663 jars of peanut butter equaling over 7 tons of peanut butter to local food banks.
Partners of the Peanut Butter POP Project include 4-H clubs, Lake County Girl Scout troops, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Publix Super Markets, VolunteerLAKE, Lake County Children’s & Elder Services Section, Lake County Veterans Services Section, Lake County Library System, Lake County Housing & Transportation Services Division, Lake County Teen Court Program, Lake Family Magazine and Golden Triangle YMCA.
As a former homeschooler and 4-H member, Jennifer Sullivan started the Peanut Butter POP in 2006 after researching the needs of local communities and finding food banks were experiencing a major shortage.
For more information about the Peanut Butter POP, call VolunteerLAKE at (352) 742-6590, log on to pbpop.wordpress.com or follow the progress on Twitter at “PBPOP.”