Peanut butter drive sees record year

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 19, 2014

LAPLACE – St. Charles Parish’s annual Krewe of Lul and Krewe of Des Allemands Mardi Gras Parades were the collection points for St. Charles Parish Hospital’s 21st annual Peanut Butter Collection Drive.

Thanks to contributions from the community and parade goers, 2014 was a record

year for the

hospital’s collection. More than 500 jars of peanut butter were collected, along with $922.45 in cash donations.

All donations collected through St. Charles Parish Hospital’s Annual Peanut Butter Drive are donated to St. Charles Social Concerns.

St. Charles Social Concerns provides approximately 50 food baskets a month to St. Charles Parish residents, and peanut butter is a staple item in those baskets as it is high in protein and has a long shelf life.