More than a thousand jars of peanut butter are donated to Victoria food bank.
With the end of the school year comes the end of school lunch programs and that means a busy time ahead for the Mustard Seed.
Today, volunteers delivered 1155 jars to the Mustard Seed as part of the second annual Project Peanut Butter.
Merry Maids and Island Nut Roastery joined forces over the past six weeks, to gather donations to support families in need.
Mustard Seed Interim Executive Director Allan Lingwood says, “probably 20 percent of the 5000 individuals that we impact on a monthly basis are children and the hampers go far and wide to parents, children and its a huge supplement at this time of year”
“We just know that the donations drop off while people are away on vacation, schools aren’t open the food programs close down so there is a lot of need in the summer months for food items and”, according to Matt Tanner of Merry Maids, “peanut butter is a fun thing.”
The Mustard Seed says July and August are two of their busiest months of the year.
They are funded 100 percent by donations.