Birkey’s PB & J Drive


Two classic sandwich fillers provided kids with more than a snack—it gave them the chance to be good neighbors. From February 3 to April 4, Birkey’s Farm Store sponsored a Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive to support 7 local food banks.

Overall, the drive raised more than 1,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly. Here are some quick stats from a few local Birkey’s stores:

  • At Bloomington Birkey’s, kids collected more than 90 pounds of PB&J for the Peoria Area Food Bank
  • At Galesburg Birkey’s, more than 350 jars were collected for the Helping Hearts, Helping Hands Food Pantry in Fairview and the FISH Food Pantry in Galesburg
  • At Oakland Birkey’s, the local FFA partnered with Birkey’s to raised 112 1/2 pounds of peanut butter & 114 pounds of jelly for the Oakland Food Pantry.
  • At Urbana Birkey’s, more than 150 jars were donated to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

For their collection efforts, kids names were entered into a drawing for a toy tractor. Winners include:


In Illinois and Indiana, an estimated one in five children is not able to access nutritious meals. In Birkey’s 47-county territory, around 102,000 kids struggle with hunger.

The event was part of Birkey’s Farm Store’s 60-Day Hunger Drive fundraiser, a partnership with 7 local food banks. The drive ran from Feb. 3 until April 4 in every Birkey’s location and raised more than one million meals, or nearly $167,000, for hunger relief.


By : Birkey's /April 25, 2014 /Articles, Press Releases, Recent News, Uncategorized /0 Comment

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