Saturday, May 17, 2014 — Plumas Bank has recently launched its first regional peanut butter drive, which will run May 1 to May 30 throughout Plumas Bank’s service area, consisting of 11 branch offices in the counties of Plumas, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Placer and Nevada.
Plumas Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew J. Ryback, remarked, “In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for many people, hunger is a very real struggle. Some believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different.
“Right now, many people in our own communities are at risk of hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot always make ends meet and may be forced to go without food.
“Plumas Bank is asking our community members to donate a jar or two of peanut butter so that, together, we can help alleviate hunger and bring a ray of hope to a hungry child. By donating peanut butter throughout the month of May, we can help stock local food pantries just in time for summer, a time when kids may often go without.”
Ryback said the bank’s employees are very excited about the drive and are eager to help. The campaign has just begun and already the bank has seen an outpouring of support from several schools, clubs and organizations.
Anyone can drop off jars of peanut butter at any Plumas Bank office throughout the month of May. The peanut butter will then be donated to local food pantries, food banks and other local emergency food network offices.
For more information, visit plumasbank.com. If you would like to help with this drive, contact the Plumas Bank Marketing Department at 283-7305.