Peanut butter and jelly collection drive under way at Penn State York

February 01, 2012

Its peanut butter and jelly time once again at Penn State York. The campus hopes to have hundreds of pounds of peanut butter and jelly on campus by Feb. 29. No, students, faculty and staff aren't planning to make sandwiches -- they're collecting food for the York Salvation Army. Last year, the campus-wide effort garnered about 300 pounds of the sandwich ingredients and organizers hope to match or surpass that amount this year.

All food 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.

Collection boxes are located in the Multicultural Center in the campus' 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. Ann Fetterman, instructor in English and director of the writing lab at Penn State York, spearheads the drive. The campus has been collecting peanut butter and jelly for the after-school program for a number of years.

Organizers ask that donations be made by Feb. 29. For more information, email Fetterman at or call 717-771-4162.

  • Last year, Penn State York students Donovan Blessing and Andy Taylor helped pack up more than 300 pounds of peanut butter and jelly collected.

    IMAGE: Barbara Dennis

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Last Updated February 02, 2012