Feeding Those That Need Our Help

Peanut butter is a perfect shelf stable source of protein that food banks provide as a staple that provides high protein.

In response to the overwhelming demand on food banks during the COVID-19 pandemic, we donated 755,000 pounds of peanut butter and assorted snack products in our most recent fiscal year to food banks in the communities where we operate.

In addition to product donations, we work with Feeding America procurement to provide reduced price peanut butter to member organizations. In Fiscal 2021 we worked with Feeding America to provide over 2 million pounds of peanut butter at a reduced cost to member organizations.

We have ongoing partnerships with local food banks. From time to time, we have overstock on assorted snack products and we donate all excess inventory.

Our Food Bank Partnerships

We are a founding Corporate Sponsor of Food for Greater Elgin (FFGE). As the second largest food pantry in Kane County, FFGE’s mission is to provide food security and access to community resources to help stabilize lives in the greater Elgin, IL area.

Our partnership with FFGE includes financial support of their operations, product donations and employee volunteer support.

Pictured: JBSS executives at November 2020 food distribution event.

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Northern Illinois Food Bank is the source of nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for more than half a million people each year across 13 counties in Northern IL.

We support the Northern Illinois Food Bank’s mission to solve hunger and provide nutritious meals to those in need by donating overstock products and providing financial sponsorships.

In FY2021 our support helped provide 100 million meals through the Food Bank and our network. Our gifts made it possible for Northern IL Food Bank to respond effectively during the suddenly increased demand due to the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.

Other Food Bank Partners