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Ford Kicks Off 2018 Peanut Butter Drive With Events in Seattle, Massachusetts

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Quick: if a Ford F-150 pulled up on you with like a billion jars of peanut butter in the bed, what would you do? There’s probably only one answer: start up a group chat with 10 or 15 of your best mates and send the message “IT’S PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME,” maybe even taking the time to include a link to the song. You know the one.

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Ford has different ideas with its 2018 Ford Peanut Butter Drive, which launched earlier this month at Safeco Field during a Seattle Mariners game. Fans attending the game brought jars of peanut butter to the stadium gates and were encouraged to continue donating at Ford dealers. The following day, a similar event took place at the Worcester DCU Center during a Massachusetts Pirates arena football game; fans in New England are also encouraged to donate throughout the summer.

The Ford Peanut Butter Drive is an aspect of Ford Focus on Child Hunger, one of Ford Fund’s many programs rolled out nationwide in order to combat child hunger.

“Hungry kids have a more difficult time learning and reaching their full potential,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “We’re proud to support this genuine community effort as part of our extensive hunger relief work and overall mission to improve the quality of life for people.”

Since 2014, the Ford Peanut Butter Drive has wrangled more than 180,000 of creamy and crunch peanut butter, which is estimated to be just enough to make 2.5 million sandwiches.

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