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How You (and Peanut Butter) Can Help The Local Community

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By: Rachel Brumenschenkel

As the holiday season comes to a close, it is still important to remember to give to others. That’s why Mount Union’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is giving the campus community an opportunity to help people in Alliance. For National Peanut Butter Day (January 24, 2017), PRSSA will be putting on a peanut butter drive, and all donations will be given to the Alliance Community Pantry. Here is how you can help:

  1. Attend the men’s basketball game against JCU on January 25

For a donation of peanut butter, you get free entry to the Mount Union men’s basketball game against John Carroll University on January 25 at 7 p.m.

  1. Earn community service hours

If you are a part of a fraternity or sorority, you can earn community service hours by donating peanut butter. Three donated jars counts as one service hour.

  1. Go to the library

For the week of January 23, PRSSA will place designated boxes in common areas on campus, including KHIC and HPCC. On your way to class, feel free to leave a jar or two of peanut butter in the marked boxes!

  1. Spend time on Twitter

For more information and announcements about the peanut butter drive, follow @UMU_PBDrive on Twitter, and be sure to share our messages! PRSSA will be announcing more events relating to the peanut butter drive via Twitter.


The Alliance Community Pantry relies on donations to feed families in need in our community, and peanut butter is a highly sought kitchen staple. The Pantry gives food to over 3,200 people per month, which equates to over 900 families. Let’s help feed these families by donating peanut butter.

For more information about the peanut butter drive, please contact Rachel Brumenschenkel at brumenrm@mountunion.edu.

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