LE MARS, IA (KTIV) Hy-Vee and Hormel foods donated one thousand pounds of Skippy peanut butter in Le Mars, Iowa on Tuesday.
The peanut butter donation was split between the Christian Needs Center and the Rejoice Church.
Hormel and Hy-Vee teamed up as part of the “Spread the Smiles” campaign to donate the peanut butter.
Hy-Vee employees presented the peanut butter to representatives at the Christian Needs Center.
“It’s very important for us to give back to the community, to be able to help the hungry, to help those in need. So Hy-Vee is really excited to be able to provide that opportunity, ” said Randy Ritts, Hy-Vee Store Director in Le Mars.
Earlier this year, Hy-Vee took part in a sales promotion with Skippy.
As a result, more than eleven thousand pounds of peanut butter was distributed to eleven different Midwest communities, including Le Mars.
Food banks in each of the following locations will receive 1,000 pounds of peanut butter, which supplies enough peanut butter to make approximately 16,300 sandwiches:
- Austin, Minnesota
- Fremont, Nebraska
- Jefferson City, Missouri
- Kirksville, Missouri
- Le Mars, Iowa
- Muscatine, Iowa
- Norfolk, Nebraska
- Ottumwa, Iowa
- Quincy, Illinois
- St. Joseph, Missouri
- Yankton, South Dakota