It's peanut butter and jelly time again at Penn State York

It’s peanut butter and jelly time once again at Penn State York and things are getting sticky. Penn State York hopes to have hundreds of pounds of peanut butter and jelly on campus by April 12.  The Penn State York baseball team and the Black Student Union, representing students, have issued a challenge to the campus to collect peanut butter and jelly for the York Salvation Army.

The peanut butter and jelly collected goes to the after-school program through the Salvation Army.  About 100 children participate in the program each day, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are one of their favorite snacks.  They are the real winners of this annual contest on campus.

Collection boxes are located in a variety of locations throughout the campus including the Main Classroom Building, the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, and in the faculty lounges in the John J. Romano Administration Building and the M.S. Grumbacher Information Sciences and Technology Center.

Last year, more than 500 pounds of peanut butter and jelly were collected.  The Penn State York baseball team won the contest, by a small margin, collecting 282  pounds of the sandwich fixings (145 pounds of peanut butter and 137 pounds of jelly), while the rest of the campus gathered 255 pounds (155 pounds of peanut butter and 100 pounds of jelly).  A total of 537 pounds of peanut butter and jelly were collected.

Ann Fetterman, instructor in English and director of the writing lab at Penn State York, and Joe Royer, assistant director of information technology and assistant baseball Coach, are spearheading the peanut butter and jelly drive. The campus has been collecting peanut butter and jelly for the after-school program for a number of years.

To donate, visit the campus and drop off your jars by April 12. For more information, email Fetterman at axf25@psu.edu  or call 717-771-4162 or email Royer at jpr156@psu.edu or 717-771-4181.
 

Last Updated March 19, 2015