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South GA peanut butter helps tornado victims

Steven Kilcrease, Peanut Proud Steven Kilcrease, Peanut Proud
Armond Morris, Georgia Peanut Farmers Armond Morris, Georgia Peanut Farmers
BLAKELY, GA (WALB) -

 Thousands of jars of peanut butter will help feed people victims who lost everything this week. Peanut Proud from Blakely is taking on the task of helping feed families with peanut butter. The truck is en route to its first stop in Arkansas.    

After this week's severe weather destroyed hundreds of homes across the south, south Georgia peanut producers are offering help.  

"10 pallets of Peanut Proud, six pallets of Tara foods and four pallets of American Blanching," said Steven Kilcrease, Peanut Proud.  

Peanut Proud is donating peanut butter to those affected by tornadoes in several communities.  The first shipment is headed to a food bank in Little Rock, Arkansas.  

"For us, we been fortunate to not to have lost. We need to do everything we can to help them and may God bless them," said Armond Morris, Georgia Peanut Farmers.  

The Georgia Peanut Commission also donated more than 7,000 packs of roasted peanuts.     "We have participated several times in disaster, whether it be peanut butter or peanuts or whatever the efforts is to help out in these disastrous situations," said Morris.  

Southern Ag is sending one of their truck drivers to deliver 28,000 jars of peanut butter and peanuts.   "It's the number one thing requested. It has a long shelf life, no refrigeration and to help out everybody that is hungry," said Kilcrease.

And several more deliveries of  peanut butter are on the way to more tornadoes victims. Another 30,000 jars of peanut butter will be sent to Mississippi and Alabama next week.

 

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