PB&J Food Drive Benefits Local Food Pantries

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Bank of North Georgia, a division of Synovus Bank, will host its Fourth Annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive starting on April 2 and running through April 30 to benefit 30 local food pantries. Local residents, customers and friends of Bank of North Georgia are encouraged to visit any of the 42 branches and drop off as much peanut butter and jelly as they can carry.

The Bank of North Georgia is very much at the heart of community life in North Georgia, supporting organizations and programs that make the local community a desirable place to live and work. Recognizing that there is an urgent need for food that offers good nutrition to children, the bank is once again focusing on a staple lunchtime classic – peanut butter and jelly.

Last year alone, Bank of North Georgia collected nearly three tons of peanut butter and jelly during their annual food drive. That is enough to make 46,297 sandwiches for children in metro Atlanta (with approximately two ounces of PB&J spread on each sandwich)! Since the program was created in 2008, the bank has collected more than six tons of PB&J.

“Our team members are passionate about making a difference in the local communities we serve. The challenging economy has caused more and more families to reach out to local food banks for assistance and we felt compelled to take action. Our team has a genuine soft-spot for kids and we want to be sure they have the nutritious food they need to get through the day energized and excited to learn,”# said Rob Garcia, president and chief operating officer of Bank of North Georgia.

“This year, we are hosting our PB&J Food Drive from April 2 to 30, so that our local school partners can help us collect as much PB&J as possible. We are excited that Central Elementary School in Carrollton, Crabapple Lane Elementary School in Peachtree City, Jasper Middle School, Marietta Middle School, Porterdale Elementary School in Covington and Chrysalis Experiential Academy in Roswell will be partnering with our local branches to host a food drive at their school this month. The impact will be tremendous,”# Garcia said.

Drop off Locations: All 42 branches in Alpharetta (2), Atlanta (2), Bremen, Bowdon, Buford, Canton, Carrollton (3), Conyers (2), Covington (2), Cumming, Douglasville (3), Dunwoody, Fayetteville, Hiram, Jasper, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Marietta (3), McDonough, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stockbridge, Suwanee, Tallapoosa, Temple, Tucker, Tyrone, Villa Rica and Woodstock.

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