Throughout the year, we at Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP (GPP) participate in activities to help feed the hungry through our designated charity, the North Texas Food Bank. This past year we were a corporate sponsor of the Taste of the NFL and last month we participated in the NTFB Spreading the Hope peanut butter drive. With participation from all of the staff at GPP and the help of Chad Lehr and his employees at the WoofGang Doggy DayCare in Carrollton, TX, we collected 410 pounds of peanut butter; 342 meals to support the needs of families and children struggling from hunger this summer!
"Peanut butter is very nutritious and one of the Food Bank's most in-demand items," said Jan Pruitt, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. "Given that peanut butter is one of the most expensive items for NTFB to purchase, we are thankful to Goldin Peiser & Peiser, LLP for hosting a peanut butter food drive to help us feed hungry North Texans."
Spreading Hope is an initiative to replenish peanut butter supplies in the NTFB warehouses. Peanut butter is an essential item at the Food Bank: it needs no refrigeration, has a long shelf-life, and is kid friendly. Nutritionally, it is a good source of protein supplying essential fats for brain development, supply of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and supply of resveratrol which is good for the immune system.
We urge others to get involved in any way they can. According to the NTFB any level of action can fight hunger:
- Donate a dollar - A dollar provides three meals.
- Donate an hour - In one hour, we can fill hundreds of boxes with healthy, nutritious food. In less time than that, you can organize a virtual food drive and possibly make an even bigger impact.
- Donate a can - Every item of food helps our efforts go even farther.
- Donate your voice - Help bring attention to the problem of hunger in our community.
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