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Peanut Butter & Jelly Time

February 23, 2012

Now it’s Peanut Butter & Jelly time – I mean “drive”! That’s right, Bangor Savings Bank will be launching its first-ever Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive.

Did you know that the average American will have eaten 1,500 peanut butter & jelly sandwiches before graduating from high school?

Why peanut butter? In these hard economic times, more Maine families are facing hunger than ever before. Today, 200,000 Mainers, including 1 and 4 children, struggle with hunger. Peanut Butter is among one of the most expensive foods for food banks to purchase in large quantities.  But it is in high demand due to peanut butter being rich with protein and also having monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils, the “good fats.”

Why jelly? Because peanut butter is nothing without jelly AND the two together make a simple but all American traditional meal.

Bangor Savings Bank is stepping forward again to make a difference in the lives of Maine children and adults facing hunger. During the month of March, Bangor Savings Bank will be collecting Peanut Butter and Jelly to benefit local food pantries statewide.  Donations will be collected at any Bangor Savings Bank branch throughout the state starting on Thursday, March 1 through end of business on Saturday, March 31.

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