The Ford Motor Company Fund and Grappone Ford, together with the New Hampshire Food Bank will will kick-off its first Ford “Focus on Child Hunger” New Hampshire Peanut Butter Drive during a special launch on Tuesday, June 19th at Grappone Ford in Bow, NH.  Over the next four weeks, the New Hampshire Food Bank is encouraging the public and businesses to fill a Ford F-150 pickup truck with peanut butter at Grappone Ford in Bow, Dead River Company, 159 Elm Street, Manchester or donate online below.

“This is an exciting and timely opportunity for the New Hampshire Food Bank, as summer can be a difficult time of year for many of the children and families we serve through our network of more than 425 partner agencies,” said Eileen Liponis, executive director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. “Many children and families rely on free-and-reduced school meals during the school year, and without that option in the summer, it can be challenging to ensure children get the nutrition they need. Peanut butter is a terrific source of protein that children enjoy. We are tremendously grateful to Ford Motor Company Fund for bringing this effort to New Hampshire.”

Over the past four years, the Ford Motor Company Fund has fought hunger with its national peanut butter drive, generating more than 180 million pounds of peanut butter, which equates to more than 2.5 million high-protein, kid-friendly sandwiches. The New Hampshire Peanut Butter Drive stands to make a major impact in the Granite State, where more than one in nine residents are food insecure, meaning they do not know where their next meal is coming from.