Help Feed Our Neighbors in Need!

For 23 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 159 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 2024- check back here for updates!

Since launching the Drive in 2001, Washington Trust has collected more than 159 tons of peanut butter—enough to make more than 5 million peanut butter sandwiches.

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. Some of our partners throughout RI, MA and CT are below:

  • 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
  • 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
  • TAP-IN
  • Tri-County Community Action Agency
  • WARM Center
  • Westbay Community Action

Start a Collection!

To request more information about starting a collection at your school, business or organization to support the Peanut Butter Drive, click Get Started!

*Data provided by RI Community Food Bank