Annual Spread the Love Peanut Butter Drive Begins

February 3, 2022

After a few tough years for so many, Harvest Hope Food Bank is again asking the local community to help “Spread the Love” by donating jars of peanut butter to help feed children, seniors, and families in need.

With the support of local businesses and community members, in 2021 around 12,000 jars of peanut butter were collected during the month of the February. This year, the food bank will be setting a goal of 15,000 jars with the hopes to reach, and surpass, that goal to help those facing hunger. 

“When we first kicked off this campaign almost three years ago, we hoped it would be a fun way to spread awareness about hunger in our area and encourage individuals to give back. We never imagined that our community would come together to collect thousands of jars for those in need,” says Erinn Rowe, CEO. “Peanut butter is such an easy thing to grab at the grocery store, and it can make the world of difference for someone facing hunger. Surpassing our goal this year would be something to celebrate for everyone.” 

Peanut butter is one of the most frequently requested items by the partners and clients Harvest Hope serves because it is kid-friendly, shelf-stable, and protein-rich. One jar can go a long way in adding extra protein to many recipes. 

Community members looking to donate jars of peanut butter can drop off donations at the locations listed below. Since glass can break easily, we appreciate your donations of plastic jars of peanut butter. 

•    Harvest Hope, 2220 Shop Road, Columbia
•    Mattress Firm, 368-A Harbison Blvd., Columbia
•    Mattress Firm, 8504 Two Notch Rd., Columbia
•    Mattress Firm, 4732 Devine St., Columbia
•    Mattress Firm, 5416-A Sunset Blvd., Lexington
•    Mattress Firm, 5449-A Sunset Blvd., Lexington
•    803 Realty, 5599 Sunset Blvd., Lexington

•    Harvest Hope, 2513 West Lucas Street, Florence
•    Mattress Firm, 2580 David McLeod Blvd., Florence
•    Mattress Firm 2100 West Evans St., Florence
•    Mattress Firm, 1280-1 Broad St., Sumter

•    Harvest Hope, 2818 White Horse Rd., Greenville
•    Allstate Insurance (Ashley Harper), 1004 W. Georgia Rd., Suite A, Simpsonville
•    Allstate Insurance (Shannon Harvey), 16 Berryblue Ct., Simpsonville 

Donations can also be made through Harvest Hope’s Amazon Wishlist, or made online. For a donation of $15, you can help provide 8 jars of peanut butter.

We'd love for your organization or business to host a peanut butter drive or be a collection point! Complete this form to pick-up boxes from Harvest Hope, or use your own boxes.