What does a truck full of 1,024 jars of peanut butter look like? Find out when the South Carolina Peanut Board (SCPB) delivers the donation to Harvest Hope Food Bank March 12 at 2 p.m. Harvest Hope is located at 2220 Shop Rd., Columbia.
South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers and SCPB President Richard Rentz will present the donation. Each jar is made with South Carolina grown peanuts.
Peanuts are becoming a very important crop for the state. Last year South Carolina farmers produced a record 105,000 acres of peanuts.
“Last year’s peanut crop was quite impressive and our peanut growers have worked hard for that success. I am glad to see them not only building on that success, but sharing it with those in need,” said Commissioner Hugh Weathers.
SCPB is a farmer-led organization working to increase consumer awareness and consumption of peanuts. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture works to promote and nurture the growth of agriculture.
To learn more about SCDA’s mission visit www.agriculture.sc.gov .
Last year Harvest Hope provided the HOPE of food for more than 38,000 people a week across 20 SC counties and served almost 1 million families. To learn more about Harvest Hope's mission to provide for South Carolinians struggling with hunger, visit www.harvesthope.org or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harvest-Hope-Food-Bank/110374789005998?sk=wall.