Widespread Recall of Peanut Butter Hurts Food Bank Clientsby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Sep. 27, 2012, under Press Releases
The widespread recall of peanut butter is hurting the clients of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona as well as its branch food banks in Amado, Green Valley-Sahuarita, Marana, and Nogales.
Peanut butter is one of the main sources of protein in the Food Plus and TEFAP food boxes provided to Food Bank clients every day of the year. The recall includes over 100 peanut butter items that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Due to the danger, the Food Banks are unable to include peanut butter in the food boxes at this time and must find safe replacements immediately. There is not time to hold the traditional peanut butter food drives.
The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona and its branch food banks are asking for the public’s help in raising funds to purchase replacement peanut butter for the food boxes. To purchase a three months supply of peanut butter (66,000 jars) it will cost $75,000.
Donations may be made at www.give.communityfoodbank.org/recall or by mail to Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, P.O. Box 26727, Tucson, AZ 85726-6727.
For more information contact Eric Hitzeman at (520) 882-3281.