Richardson is again participating in the North Texas Food Bank’s annual peanut butter drive throughout September. The drive’s goal this year is to receive 300,000 pounds of peanut butter donations to benefit local food banks, about 56,000 more pounds than were collected last year. Peanut butter is perpetually on food bank lists of most-needed foods, since it’s nutritious, kid-friendly and high in protein.
Local donations may be taken directly to Richardson’s Network of Community Ministries, which operates a Mobile Food Pantry and other food programs and is a recipient of the drive. Drop off jars at Network’s new facility, 1500 International Pkwy., during regular food donation hours (Mondays-Thursdays 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m.) or give online through Network’s Amazon Wish List.