Help Feed Our Neighbors in Need!

For 24 years, Washington Trust has hosted our signature Peanut Butter Drive to help support local hunger relief agencies as they work to combat food insecurity in our communities.

With the support of our employees, customers and community members, Washington Trust has collected the equivalent of more than 161 tons of peanut butter since the drive’s inception. That’s enough to make more than 5 million peanut butter sandwiches!

The drive began in the spring of 2001 as a way to help restock the shelves of food pantries after the holiday season with a healthy, family-friendly pantry staple that is loved by people of all ages- peanut butter! Since then, we have worked with our branches as well as local businesses, schools and community organizations to host this annual tradition.

We look forward to your support of our annual peanut butter drive in 2025- check back here and follow us on social media for updates!

Supporting Local Hunger Relief Organizations

We’re proud to work with local hunger relief agencies throughout our footprint who are providing food assistance to our neighbors in need. Our partners throughout our footprint include:

  • Better Lives Rhode Island
  • Connecticut Foodshare
  • Coventry Community Food Bank
  • Comprehensive Community Action Program
  • East Greenwich Interfaith Food Cupboard
  • Federal Hill House- Olneyville Food Center
  • Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry and Day Shelter
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • Groton Food Locker
  • Helping Hands of Block Island
  • Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale
  • Jonnycake Center of Westerly
  • New Hope Chapel
  • North Kingstown Food Pantry
  • Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry
  • Operation Stand Down
  • Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center
  • Rhode Island Center Assisting Those in Need
  • Rhode Island Community Food Bank
  • Saint Vincent De Paul Food Pantry
  • TAP-IN
  • Tri-County Community Action Agency
  • WARM Center
  • Westbay Community Action
  • Westerly Senior Center

Start Your Own Collection to Support the Drive!

We’d love for you to help us make the 25th anniversary of the Peanut Butter Drive the best one yet! Sign up to receive more information about how you can support our Peanut Butter Drive next time- click ‘Get Started!’