The donation was part of the hunger program created by the makers of SKIPPY® peanut butter in 2018. The program involves a partnership between Hormel Foods and grocery retailers across the country and is part of the company’s philanthropic efforts that focus on hunger and education. The peanut butter – enough to make more than 500,000 peanut butter sandwiches*, arrived at the food bank on Wednesday.
“Hormel Foods is proud to partner with Jewel-Osco to support hunger-relief efforts in the communities served by its stores,” said Aly Sill, brand manager at Hormel Foods. “The SKIPPY® peanut butter hunger program highlights our long-standing relationship with Jewel-Osco, and we are honored to work together to contribute to those in need.”
“We are very excited to work with Hormel Foods and the SKIPPY® brand to donate more than 33,000 jars of peanut butter to address the problem of child hunger in the greater Chicagoland area,” said Paul Gossett, president of Jewel-Osco. “We hope this donation will help make the holidays a little more enjoyable for individuals and families in need.”
The donation was announced at the Northern Illinois Food Bank on Saturday prior to a Jewel-Osco employee holiday meal-packing event.