Pete Robinson, founder of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive, spoke to the Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday about how this year’s drive is more important than ever, with so many families struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Responding to his presentation, the legislature donated two carts full of jars of peanut butter and jelly.
In addressing the elected leaders, Robinson said, “You have stood with us for the 11 years and, as a matter of fact, this drive was started in this very building. But what is even greater is outside of these walls: Many of our Niagara County residents have given past the point of hurting so we can feed people who need it the most.”
More information on the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive, including drop-off locations, can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/peanutbutterandjellydrive.
Pictured in the rotunda of the Niagara County Courthouse: Robinson, center, in front of carts of peanut butter and jelly, joined by, from left, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh, Niagara County Manager Rick Updegrove and legislators Randy Bradt, John Syracuse, Mark Grozio, Will Collins, Jesse Gooch, Irene Myers, Rich Andres, Anita Mullane, Dave Godfrey, Chris Robins and Dennis Virtuoso.