After holding an employee peanut butter drive in July and opening the drive to members, Singing River Electric donated nearly 100 jars of peanut butter to local food pantries including Our Daily Bread in Pascagoula, Love Thy Neighbor in Lucedale, and Turner-Duvall Retirement Village and Food Pantry in Leakesville.
“This peanut butter is so needed for our community, thank you,” said John Langston of Love Thy Neighbor. “And you got the big jars—that’s going to cause some smiling faces!”
Singing River Electric, along with its wholesale power provider Cooperative Energy and 10 other Mississippi electric cooperatives, partnered with Extra Table to collect peanut butter for the Everyone Eats program. The statewide non-profit, started by Robert St. John, provides food for 57 food pantries across Mississippi. Cooperative Energy also provided the resources to fund 350,000 meals through Extra Table in July.
“Peanut butter is a shelf-stable protein provider that feeds countless people,” said SRE General Manager and CEO Brian Hughey. “With peanut butter returning to store shelves after the recall, this drive and the donations to help the hungry in our service area came at the right time.”
Visit www.extratable.org to learn more about its food programs and mission to end hunger.
John Langston (center) from Love Thy Neighbor in Lucedale accepts peanut butter donated by Singing River Electric Work Order Clerk Fallon Eubanks (left) and Member Service Representative Angela Brown. Love Thy Neighbor hosts a food pantry at their location in the Wayne Lee’s shopping center and offers free meals on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at locations throughout the community.
Singing River Electric has an 84-year heritage of providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our local communities where we call home. SRE serves more than 78,000 meters across 7,651 miles of power lines in seven counties in Mississippi (Jackson, George, Greene, Perry, Stone, Wayne and Harrison) and two counties in Alabama (Mobile and Washington). The electric distribution cooperative works with Cooperative Energy to provide its members a diverse mix of generation resources including five small-scale solar sites locally and a 540-acre solar site in Lamar County. For more information, follow our conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.