The North Texas Food Bank is the beneficiary of 8,733 jars of peanut butter in a Dallas/Fort Worth peanut butter drive benefiting the â€˜Food 4 Kidsâ€™ program. The operation was led by employees from Bennigan’s Grill & Tavern in Plano, TX.
The community-wide event was part of North Texas Food Bank’s partnership with WFAA-TV and â€˜Oprah’s Big Give.â€™
In announcing the results, Tarra Tamura, field marketing manager for Bennigan’s, said, â€˜That will make a lot of peanut butter sandwiches.” She added, â€˜We at Bennigan’s want to thank all of our customers, staff and the home office for supporting the drive and helping to feed kids in North Texas who might otherwise go hungry.â€™
The Bennigan’s effort totaled 11,222 pounds of peanut butter collected at area restaurants. The Bennigan’s corporate office also donated $10,000 to support the cause.
â€˜We appreciate Bennigan’s immediate response to being a $10,000 sponsor and hosting peanut butter drives at their restaurants. Their efforts made a significant impact in our fight against hunger in North Texas,â€™ said Jan Pruitt, North Texas Food Bank CEO.
The campaign raised more than $120,000 and more than 70,000 pounds of peanut butter overall.