GRMC hosting Jars of Love Peanut Butter Drive

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Gadsden Regional Medical Center is inviting community members to join the hospital’s efforts to fight hunger by participating in the second annual Jars of Love Peanut Butter Drive benefiting the Etowah Community Food Bank.

Peanut butter is a sought-after item for food banks because of its high nutritional value and long shelf life, yet it is one of the least donated items. The Jars of Love Peanut Butter Drive kicks off March 4 and will run through March 25.

“We recognize the impact hunger has on an individual’s health and wellbeing, and we want to help those in our community who are struggling with food insecurity,” said Mark Dooley, FACHE, CEO, Gadsden Regional Medical Center. “An estimated 17 percent of adults and over 22 percent of children in Etowah County are facing food insecurity. Our Jars of Love Peanut Butter Drive is a great way to partner with community members to reduce hunger in our area.”

Donations can be dropped off at Gadsden Regional Medical Center with marketing director Will Mackey, whose office is located behind the Gadsden Regional Conference Room. Please donate peanut butter in plastic – not glass – jars. Donations may also be dropped off in the boxes located at the cafeteria or the office of Human Resources. Once the drive concludes on March 25, all donations will be delivered to the Etowah County Food Bank and distributed throughout the county.

Submitted by Will Mackey, Gadsden Regional Medical Center.

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