What a wonderful day we had on Sunday! Hard to believe the numbers if I wasn’t there (and hadn’t carried a billion pounds of bread myself!); we made approximately 7,600 PBJ’s to hand out to homeless people in Denver. With the blessing of our friends at Sock It To Em, we also passed out 800 pairs of socks, and dozens of bags filled with personal care items (“Dignity Bags”) that were put together by Susan Chervitz Migliorini. We passed out food to over twenty agencies and motels and parks all over town; more spots than ever before. Thanks to all the volunteers who did such great things!
We could not have done this without all the generous volunteers who brought much needed ingredients to make all these PBJ’s! We have to give thanks to Dave Clifton Ministries and Smoky Hill Vineyard Church for their generosity, and over 600 loaves of bread given to us.
Last but not least, we have to thank Hebrew Educational Alliance for their support and use of a tremendous space; even with a wedding going on as we were wrapping up!
We are looking for sponsors to help us keep up with this huge quantity of sandwiches we are making, and the huge amount of sandwich bags needed to wrap the PBJ’s. If anyone can help with individual donations, or corporate sponsorships, please email us!
Thank you! Zev Barnett, and the Peanut Butter Plan board!
Gadi and Eve Levy had a successful event with their new group Peanut Butter Plan PDX!
Even though the Portland crew mistakenly thought they had 460 loaves of bread that Zev picked up in Denver on 2/26; Gadi came through with swift thinking and ran to the grocery to save the day!
We have well over 100 people signed up to make PBJ’s ! There is a huge stockpile of bread and PB &J to make thousands of sandwiches with at Hebrew Educational Alliance.
We will also have very special guests bringing us 800 pairs of socks to pass out with the sandwiches!
Such generous people; they have opened their doors to us while feeding hundreds of needy families in the Aurora area. We have received at least 100 loaves of bread; hundreds of oranges, and several thousand pieces of candy to pass out to homeless people we encounter.
We are feeling so blessed. There are currently ONE HUNDRED and ONE volunteers signed up and about FORTY others that are coming, from Grandview High School, the Boy Scouts and elsewhere.
It is super important that ALL VOLUNTEERS bring one jar of jelly, one jar of peanut butter and one or more loaves of bread. With this many people we will be preparing food at a pace of 1300-1600 hundred sandwiches per hour and we will run out of ingredients quickly if we don’t have the necessary donations.
Thank you all for volunteering and spreading the word. This will be a fantastic event for sure!
Please share with your friends…we are in need of thousands of ziplock sandwich bags, peanut butter, and jelly. Even if people cannot come many are making donations to us!
So much appreciation to our Board and Kathy Stanley Lockwood, James Fry and Rachel Louis Kogul for letting me lean on them for support as we grow! Excited to have additional brains on the team too! Thanks Jody Collens Fidler and Susan Chervitz Migliorini!
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October, November, December TBA
We look forward to making many thousands of sandwiches, and passing out everything we can gather on these dates!
Excited to have a second food bank contributing to our needs! Joy’s Kitchen from Lakewood has already promised at least TWO HUNDRED loaves of bread to help us out. With all the people signed up three weeks in advance, an educated guess of our bread needs for December 13th is three hundred and fifty loaves.
Please keep telling your friends and family about our plan, the peanut butter one:)
We are grateful for the volunteers taking time from their weekend plans to go out and feed someone!
Please note we are short on bread, as our regular food bank donation has not been able to procure our regular supply of 150-200 loaves of bread.
If you are able to bring extra bread, please do so.