Robberson Ford Donates More than 4000 Jars of Peanut Butter to NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Program

6/16/2016 4:35 PM
Robberson Ford Donates More than 4000 Jars of Peanut Butter to NeighborImpact’s Emergency Food Program

“We are thrilled to partner with Robberson Ford again this year for the peanut butter drive,” says Carly Sanders, Food Program Manager at NeighborImpact. “We typically see a decrease in donations at the food bank during the summer and, combined with not having access to free and reduced lunches at school, we see in increase in the need for food among children.”

Between May 14th and 28th this year, Robberson Ford donated one 40 ounce jar of peanut butter for every oil change and donated four cases (24 jars) with every new Ford purchase. Robberson Ford Quick Lane Parts and Service departments also offered customers the opportunity to “donate a jar of peanut butter” during check out. Additionally, community partners at Newport Market in Bend and Erickson’s Thriftway in Prineville embraced the effort, promoting the Peanut Butter Drive at their stores and providing Robberson Ford to purchase peanut butter in bulk at a discounted rate.

“We are very excited about the success of this program this year,” says Jeff Robberson, President of Robberson Ford. “Our generous customers, vendors, partners and staff were enthusiastic about giving throughout the two weeks during the peanut butter drive. It is so great being part of the communities in Central Oregon and we are proud to do our part in helping NeighborImpact serve children and families in need. Special thanks also goes out to Newport Market and Thriftway for their ongoing support!”

The NeighborImpact Food Truck will be picking up pallets of peanut butter at Robberson Ford in Bend on Friday, June 16, 2016. Please see below for more information.

Peanut Butter Pick Up and Photo/News Story Opportunity
Friday, June 16th
10:15am – 10:45am
Robberson Ford
2100 NE 3rd Street
Bend, OR

For more information about the Robberson Ford Peanut Butter Drive, please contact Leslie Seaton at Robberson Ford at 541-382-4521 or Carly Sanders at NeighborImpact at 541-323-6548.

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