Nuts ‘N More Donates 150 Jars of Peanut Butter to Support Washington Trust’s 21st Annual Peanut Butter Drive
June 14, 2021
Westerly, RI- In support of Washington Trust’s 21st annual Peanut Butter Drive, local company Nuts ‘N More donated 150 jars of their nut butter products to hunger relief agencies throughout the state. Donations were made to Operation Stand Down, Johnston, RI; the North Kingstown Food Pantry, North Kingstown, RI; and the Jonnycake Center of Westerly, Westerly, RI.
Washington Trust started the Peanut Butter Drive more than 20 years ago to help fill the shelves of local food pantries with peanut butter: a popular, family-friendly, healthy food item that is often too expensive for families in need to buy. By partnering with local businesses, schools, and customers over the years, the Washington Trust Peanut Butter Drive has collected more than 143 TONS of peanut butter— equivalent to more than 4.5 million peanut butter sandwiches!
Nuts ‘N More, a locally owned and operated company, was started in 2012 by Providence native Peter Ferreira. Shortly thereafter, Peter and his team appeared on ABC’s hit series Shark Tank to pitch their high protein nut butters and received investments from ‘Sharks’ Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec. Since then, the company has grown exponentially, expanding their product lines, landing in more stores, and moving out of their original location in Pawtucket to larger space in East Providence.
“We are grateful for the success that Nuts ‘N More has experienced as a small, local, Rhode Island business,” said Peter Ferreira, Founder & CEO of Nuts ‘N More. “And we are privileged to be able to share our success with our communities by paying it forward and providing delicious, high-protein options to our neighbors in need.”
“We’re grateful for the support Nuts ‘N More and all of our customers and local businesses that contributed to the peanut butter drive,” said Beth Eckel, Senior Vice President and Chief Marking & Corporate Communications Officer at Washington Trust. “Due to the pandemic, the need for healthy food products is greater than ever, and we’re grateful to be able to help local families in need.”
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