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2 Cares for the Community Peanut Butter Drive results

Posted at 12:58 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 13:58:46-04

TULSA — Thanks to 2 Works for You viewers, the station has raised 952 pounds of peanut butter for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma in our sixth annual Peanut Butter Drive Wednesday.

The 952 pounds of food comes out to be roughly 800 meals!

During and after the summer is when the food bank shelves are at their lowest.

With school underway, the food bank is also looking to restock school pantries with food and especially peanut butter and jelly.

Communications Manager Greg Raskin said many Oklahomans are forced to decide whether to pay their utilities or to buy food.

“The employment rate is getting better, but there’s a lot of jobs in Oklahoma with low wage jobs," Raskin said. "So you have families who are working one or two, or multiple jobs and still not make ends meet.”

He said that translates into one in six Oklahomans going through food insecurity and one in four children.

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