SRE donates peanut butter to local food pantries through Extra Table

August 3, 2022

After holding an employee peanut butter drive in July and opening the drive to members, SR Connect’s parent company, Singing River Electric, donated nearly 100 jars of peanut butter to local food pantries including Our Daily Bread in Pascagoula, Love Thy Neighbor in Lucedale, and Turner-Duvall Retirement Village and Food Pantry in Leakesville.

“This peanut butter is so needed for our community, thank you,” said John Langston of Love Thy Neighbor. “And you got the big jars—that’s going to cause some smiling faces!”

Singing River Electric, along with its wholesale power provider Cooperative Energy and 10 other Mississippi electric cooperatives, partnered with Extra Table to collect peanut butter for the Everyone Eats program. The statewide non-profit, started by Robert St. John, provides food for 57 food pantries across Mississippi. Cooperative Energy also provided the resources to fund 350,000 meals through Extra Table in July.

“Peanut butter is a shelf-stable protein provider that feeds countless people,” said SRE General Manager and CEO Brian Hughey. “With peanut butter now returning to store shelves after the recall, this drive and the donations to help people in our service area came at the right time.”

Visit www.extratable.org to learn more about its food programs and mission to end hunger.

Pictured above: John Langston (center) from Love Thy Neighbor in Lucedale accepts peanut butter donated by Singing River Electric Work Order Clerk Fallon Eubanks (left) and Member Service Representative Angela Brown. Love Thy Neighbor hosts a food pantry at their location in the Wayne Lee’s shopping center and offers free meals on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at locations throughout the community.

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