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Local stores hold Peanut Butter Roundup
Peanut Butter roundup

FoodMaxx and Save Mart stores are holding the fifth annual Peanut Butter Roundup in an effort to help feed those in need this summer.

This signature event of The Save Mart Companies aims to stock-up the shelves of local food banks right as summer starts and thousands of children across the state lose their school lunch program. Throughout May stores will offer Jif, Adams, Skippy and Sunny Select peanut butters specials such as a Buy One/Get One—making it easy for shoppers to Buy One and Give One in any of the participating stores.

“Peanut butter is a great donation,” said Stacia Levenfeld, executive director of Public Affairs for The Save Mart Companies. “It is nutritious, high in protein, shelf-stable and kids love it! Here at Save Mart Companies, we are dedicated to helping our communities thrive and live healthy lifestyles. We are proud to partner with local food banks.”

Save Mart customers can buy one jar of peanut butter and get a second jar free to donate in barrels located at stores through Tuesday. Both peanut butter jars must be the same brand; Sunny Select, Jiff and Adams peanut butter brands are participating this year’s Peanut Butter Roundup. FoodMaxx customers are offered a special peanut butter sale. Customers can buy Sunny Select, Jif, Adams and Skippy peanut butter at as low as $1.99 a jar to donate to local food banks.

Save Mart and FoodMaxx stores will also offer customers the option to round up their grocery bill to the nearest dollar and all change goes to their local food bank. In previous years, stores donated nearly $10,000 company-wide. This is the second year in a row the “round up” feature is available at the cash register. Last year, stores in both Northern Nevada and California, collected 10 tons of peanut butter which was enough to make a quarter-million sandwiches.