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South GA charity spreads love, donates to LA flood victims

Peanut Proud, a non-profit based in Blakely, has donated two semi truck loads of peanut butter to the relief effort. (Source: WALB) Peanut Proud, a non-profit based in Blakely, has donated two semi truck loads of peanut butter to the relief effort. (Source: WALB)
Peanut Prod VP Steven Kilcrease (Source: WALB) Peanut Prod VP Steven Kilcrease (Source: WALB)
BLAKELY, GA (WALB) -

A South Georgia charity is stepping up to help the Louisiana flood victims.

Peanut Proud, a non-profit based in Blakely, has donated two semi truck loads of peanut butter to the relief effort.

That's 59,040 jars and 826,000 servings.

Organizers said that the donations are worth $110,000 in stores.

Peanut Proud got four peanut butter manufacturers to donate the food because they know the need is critical in Louisiana.

"We've donated about 1.1 million over the last four years to various food banks and natural disasters," said Peanut Prod VP Steven Kilcrease. 

The company's who pitched in were Kroger, Golden Boy, Algood Foods, and San Filippo.

One of the trucks left for Louisiana Tuesday, and those jars will be given to a Second Harvest food bank in New Orleans.

The truck leaving Wednesday will drop off donations in Walker and Baton Rouge at churches.

Organizers said that peanut butter is the perfect food for the victims of the tragic flooding.

"It's shelf stable, and the biggest thin is people like peanut butter. It's nutritious And the kids enjoy it," explained Kilcrease. 

Flint River Services donated the warehouse space. And Southern Ag donated the transportation.

To find out how you can help, visit the Peanut Proud Facebook page.

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