Tornado victims receive a nutty gift
Fri, 24 May 2013 21:58:03 GMT —
Peanut Proud and the Georgia Peanut Commission have joined together to help with tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma.
More than 31,000 jars of peanut butter are on the way to the Oklahoma City area to feed those affected by a tornado strike.
For the 'Oklahoma Relief Project' those with Peanut Proud and will make three shipments to areas within a 50 mile radius of the city.
This is a humanitarian effort to reach out to those in need in peanut growing states.
"Oklahoma is one of the peanut producing states in this country and we want to be able to help our neighbors. We want to be able to help people in the peanut industry and that's what we're trying to do," said Greg Grimsley, President of Peanut Proud.
Grimsley says peanut butter is ideal for disaster victims being that the product is nutrient packed and it has a long shelf life.