Rice Middle School Named Top Donator in 2022 NTFB Peanut Butter Drive
November 4, 2022
On Friday, November 4, Rice Middle School was named the top donator by pounds in the 2022 North Texas Food Bank Peanut Butter Drive. The campaign collected a record-breaking 349,881 pounds, marking an increase of 1,902 pounds raised in the 2021 campaign.
This year, the North Texas Food Bank expanded the drive to include all 13 counties that the North Texas Food Bank serves, bringing together cities, neighborhoods, corporations, faith- based groups, and other organizations to collect jars of peanut butter that can then be distributed through the North Texas Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids backpack program and its feeding network of more than 400 partner agencies and organizations. Peanut butter is a healthy, kid- friendly and shelf-stable item that makes it an important component of nutritional charitable food assistance.
(Left to right) Rachel Graff, Harwood International; Johnny Jenkins, NTFB; Chris Glasscock, Rice Middle School with Plano ISD; James Huang, Nihao; Kathy Warman, NTT DATA; Catherine Cassias, Prairie Creek Middle School with Richardson ISA; Dennie Swingle, Town of Fairview; Jim Skelly and Tommy Mrazek, Whiffletree Neighborhoods; Mayor Paul Voelker, City of Richardson; Trisha Cunningham, NTFB; David Gu and Bing Xie, Nihao
“We are so grateful for the outpouring of community support during our annual Peanut Butter Drive,” said Trisha Cunningham, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. “This annual peanut butter drive could not have come at a better time with the impact of rising prices and children starting back to school, and it will help us tremendously in providing for those who need us most right now.”
The peanut butter collected in this campaign is a significant contribution toward NTFB’s food goal of its Nourish North Texas campaign, which includes raising $300M in donated food products by the end of June 2023. Due to the increased need in North Texas along with supply chain issues, the NTFB had to purchase significantly more food over the last two years compared to pre-pandemic levels, and offsetting this cost is critical.
Chris Glasscock, Principal of Rice Middle School receiving the NTFB Peanut Butter Drive award.