Peanut butter drive closes out with delivery from Mayor

By Jeannie Roberts, Parma Director of Communications
on January 09, 2014 at 2:00 PM, updated January 09, 2014 at 2:10 PM


You may not see the Parma Peanut Butter Drive boxes out and around any more, but peanut butter is always welcome at any food bank. Organizer Sean Brennan originally founded the event to bring attention to the importance – and expense – of protein for those on limited food budgets.

Mayor Tim DeGeeter made one last, big deposit of peanut butter into the All Faiths Pantry recently. In lieu of a Christmas gift from his Cabinet, DeGeeter requested that members bring in a peanut butter donation for the drive.

Brennan and John Visnauskas, the Director of All Faiths Pantry, came into the Mayor’s office to receive the donation and acknowledge his gift. “This is very, very, very appreciated,” Visnauskas said. “It’s so important for us.”

Organizers hadn’t yet tallied their take for the drive this year, but they were hoping to collect more than 1,500 jars.

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Mayor Tim DeGeeter, John Visnauskas, Sean Brennan

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