The Junior Women's League of Smithfield's (JWL) Provisional Class worked tirelessly to make this year's Peanut Butter Buddies (PBB) Drive a success. With so many local small businesses, public institutions, school clubs, community members, grocery stores, and JWL members joining them in their efforts, our Provisional Class was able to collect an astounding 2,608 jars of peanut butter for the Backpack Buddies Program! This success was made possible with the help of our 13 Official PBB Donation Stations, numerous donation drives, and $1,789.95 in monetary donations from businesses and community members alike.
This overwhelming generosity from our community means that JWL Smithfield was able to provide 869 children in need at 25 Johnston County Public Schools with a Superfood offering more than 30 essential vitamins and nutrients.
Guidance counselors at every school have indicated that the impact JWL’s Peanut Butter Buddies drive will have on these children over the course of this summer and into the next school year is quite significant and expressed their appreciation for these donations.
Additionally, several large jars were donated to Johnston County Blessing Boxes and six, 5-gallon containers of peanut butter were donated to House of Hope, My Kid's Club and Smithfield Rescue Mission.
On behalf of the local children and many others who will benefit greatly from your generosity, we cannot thank you enough for your tremendous support. May we continue to utilize every opportunity to spread the love!
Thank You to our Peanut Butter Buddies 2023 Donation Station Locations
The Junior Women's League of Smithfield is grateful to each of the small businesses and public institutions listed here for supporting JWL's 2023 Peanut Butter Buddies Drive.
13726 Buffalo Road
328 E. Main Street
HTR Clayton East
50 Neuse River Parkway
355 Athletic Club Blvd
Hwy 42 Cafe and Hershey's Ice Cream
36 Flowers Xrds Way
James Bryan Creech Public Library
206 W. Hatcher Street
16369 NC-50 North, Garner
709 N. Church Street
HTR Southern Properties
110 N. Raiford Street
Selma Public Library
301 N. Pollock Street
514 N. Brightleaf Blvd., Suite 1701
Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield
305 E. Market Street
IF YOUR BUSINESS WOULD LIKE TO SERVE AS A DONATION STATION or CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PEANUT BUTTER DRIVE IN THE FUTURE, PLEASE CONTACT: