EUSTIS, Fla. (June 25, 2018) – The City of Mount Dora challenged the City of Eustis in this year's PB&J Challenge that benefits local hungry kids during the summer months. Typically, those children receive two free or reduced-cost meals for their breakfast and lunch at their school during the school year, but in the summer they often go without.
This summer the staple of the childhood sandwich is being used to help bridge the local hunger gap which is magnified during summer when underprivileged kids miss their schools’ free breakfast and lunch programs that they depend on. Lake County's annual P. B. & J. Challenge is a way for residents and businesses to help put food in kids’ stomachs during summer break by donating unopened jars of peanut butter and jelly. All donations accepted, will then be donated to Lake Cares Food Pantry, who will help with the distribution to local families.
The City of Eustis has a donation box located inside City Hall lobby during regular business hours and will also accept donations during the July 1st Hometown Celebration at the City’s tent.
For every combination of peanut butter and jelly jars (min. 16 oz. or larger) donated from now through July 30 will receive a free Eustis t-shirt, while supplies last.