After hearing that food banks and pantries across the nation are experiencing a shortage of peanut butter — one of the most often-requested items that’s a kid-friendly source of protein with a long shelf life — due to rising food costs and need, WGN Radio midday host John Williams was inspired to rally his listeners and collect peanut butter donations to be distributed to food pantries across Chicagoland.
John Williams’ “Peanut Butter & Jolly” drive will take place on Thursday, December 1 at more than 15 locations around the Chicagoland area that have volunteered to collect donations. The complete list of donation sites is available at www.wgnradio.com. On Friday, December 2, the donations will be delivered to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to be distributed among their member food pantries.
“Everyone wants gifts at Christmas, but these people just need food,” said Williams. “If you give to this campaign, we can all say Merry ‘Chrithmath!’”