PBJ for GOTRBBIt’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time in Tallahassee, and this classic pair of condiments will be satisfying more than just tastebuds for youth in the Capital City community. Girls on the Run of the Big Bend is hosting its inaugural council-wide service project to benefit the Second Harvest School Backpack Program that feeds 800+ kids a week. The council invites the community to donate peanut butter and jelly in plastic containers beginning today until Apr. 22.

Donations can be dropped off at a number of locations. Those who wish to participate in the drive can bring peanut butter and jelly in plastic containers to:

  • Bucklake Elementary
  • Conley Elementary
  • DeSoto Trails Elementary
  • Hawks Rise Elementary
  • Gilchrist Elementary
  • Deerlake Middle
  • Kate Sullivan Elementary
  • Astoria Park Elementary
  • Roberts Elementary
  • Badass Fitness
  • Better Living Solutions

Peanut butter and jelly donation must be in plastic containers. Glass jars cannot be accepted.

“Our girls and teams are excited to give BIG to hungry kids in our community,” remarked Ericka McKibbin, executive director of Girls on the Run of the Big Bend. “Girls on the Run believes that it is critical to teach young girls the importance of service. Our goal is to collect between 800 and 1600 PB&J items.

“Having access to food is vital to a healthy and happy life. We are grateful to have this opportunity to give back and make a difference through the Backpack Program.”

Organizations interested in participating as a collection site can email info@gotrbigbend.org for more information. All sites will be responsible for delivering items to America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Inc. on April 23rd.

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Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. The program serves girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The Big Bend is an Independent Council of Girls on the Run International, which has a network of 200+ locations across the United States and Canada.