Washington Trust collects 6 tons of peanut butter

The Washington Trust Co. recently announced the results of its March peanut butter drive. The company collected more than 6 tons of peanut butter, which were distributed to food banks across the state. More

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Washington Trust collects 6 tons of peanut butter

WASHINGTON TRUST CO. recently distributed more than six tons of collected peanut butter to food banks around the state. From left, George Gaffett and Diana Burdett of the Providence In-town Churches Association with Jayne Poland, vice president and branch manager for The Washington Trust Co.
Posted 6/25/12

The Washington Trust Co. recently announced the results of its March peanut butter drive. The company collected more than 6 tons of peanut butter, which were distributed to food banks across the state.

Peanut butter is one of the most requested items from food banks because it is a good source of protein and a common favorite among children and adults. Due to increased prices, however, food banks often find themselves with a shortage of the product.

“The peanut butter drive is a real blessing for us,” said Diana Burdett, executive director of the Providence In-Town Churches Association. “Thanks to this significant amount collected by Washington Trust, we had enough to distribute to all of our families.”

Throughout the drive’s 12-year history, Washington Trust has collected at least 100 tons of peanut butter, enough to make almost 4 million peanut butter sandwiches.

“Washington Trust is committed to fighting hunger and helping Rhode Island families in need,” said Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust’s chairman, president and CEO. •

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