|Sarasota, April 14, 2014 – All Faiths Food Bank is the proud recipient of more than 1,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly from Out-of-Door Academy’s “Peanut Butter & Jam Slam.” Each year the school’s Spirit Day allows students to participate in community service and enjoy time to let loose and challenge each other in games before spring break. Angela Giorgianni-Mejicanos, teacher and director of community service at the Academy, organizes the day to celebrate school spirit and give back to the community.
“Peanut butter and jelly are the most requested food items at All Faiths Food Bank,” said CEO Sandra Frank. “We are so happy that the students and families of Out-of-Door Academy help us feed our neighbors in need – and always with great enthusiasm and generosity.”
“Our students look forward to this day,” said Giorgianni-Mejicanos. “We combine a little competition with our food drive. This year the jelly collection beat the peanut butter collection by just 12 jars.”
Courtesy Photos: Sisters Alex and Kate Lawton bring in their donation
Academy students Alex Gardner, Tyler O’Donohue, Charlie Kempton, and Evan LaGasse keep an eye on the peanut butter team collection.
About All Faiths Food Bank All Faiths Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and the hub of the hunger relief system in DeSoto and Sarasota Counties. Last year, All Faiths Food Bank distributed 7 million pounds of food equating to 5.8 million meals through 195 pantries, soup kitchens, churches, community centers and programs. Its mission is to feed those in need and educate the community about hunger and nutrition. To donate or learn more about its nutrition education, pantries, school and other programs visit www.allfaithsfoodbank.org.