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Non-profit peanut organization to help South Carolina flooding victims

Gregg Grimsley, Peanut Proud President Gregg Grimsley, Peanut Proud President
BLAKELY, GA (WALB) -

A non-profit organization that represents the peanut industry is making a donation to help South Carolina Flood Victims.

Peanut Proud is sending 62,000 jars of peanut butter to Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia.

More than 28,000 of those jars will arrive tomorrow.

They partnered with the Georgia Peanut Commission, National Peanut Board, and Kroger.

"It's a product that is almost perfect for disaster relief,” said Gregg Grimsley, Peanut Proud President. “Because it is shelf stable. You can store it without refrigeration, without electricity. Once again it gives you most of the nutrition that you need from just peanut butter."

Peanut Proud started in 2009 in response to the Salmonella outbreak at Peanut Corporation of America in Blakely.

Their first disaster relief effort was in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, but now they focus on disaster relief in 11 peanut-producing states.

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