PB & Joy Project combines peanut butter and positive messages

A quarter of Clark County’s children live in food insecurity. Through the PB & Joy Project, The Joy Team is combining the nourishment of peanut butter with the positive messages kids need for emotional development. Labels covered with affirming words and pictures drawn by members of The Junior Joy Team will be wrapped around donated jars of peanut butter. The PB & Joy jars will be included in Share’s Backpack Program for hungry local kids.

Vancouver-Clark Parks & Recreation is providing donation sites for the project. Unopened 18 oz. plastic jars of peanut butter can be dropped in the receptacle in the lobbies of Marshall and Firstenburg Community Centers. Visit PBandJoyProject.org for a full list of drop locations or to donate online. The labels are donated by Taylor Made Labels. All the messages on the labels are drawn by members of The Junior Joy Team, ages six to 13.

The Joy Team is a Vancouver-based nonprofit corporation with the mission of spreading joy, optimism, and inspiration to millions. It is the organizer of the recent Chalk the Walks event. Learn more at thejoyteam.org, “like” the organization on Facebook.com/TheJoyTeam, or follow it on Twitter @TheJoyTeam.

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