Thursday, February 18, 2010

Southern Peanut Growers Celebrate National Peanut Month with Food Bank Donation and PB&J My Way Recipe Contest

/PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Peanut Month this March, Southern Peanut Growers (SPG) is launching "PB&J My Way," a national recipe contest looking for nutty new takes on the classic PB&J. For every peanut butter sandwich recipe received, SPG will donate a jar of peanut butter to hunger relief organization Feeding America.

No matter how you slice it, the PB&J is a classic. In a recent poll by, nearly 50 percent of respondents said they opt for the traditional PB&J; 10 percent favor peanut butter and honey; 13 percent are with The King (Elvis, of course), making their peanut butter sandwich with bananas; and another 13 percent just reach for the jar, enjoying peanut butter sans the sandwich. The remaining 14 percent of respondents said their favorite peanut butter sandwich combo is unique to them - and those are the recipes "PB&J My Way" is seeking!

Easy to make and eat, a peanut butter sandwich has countless variations. Tell SPG what "PB&J My Way" means to you, and the organization will donate one jar of peanut butter to Feeding America for each recipe submitted, up to 4,000 jars. Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger relief charity, providing assistance through a nationwide network of food banks.

"What better way to celebrate National Peanut Month than to provide a nutritious food to people who need it most," said Leslie Wagner, executive director, Southern Peanut Growers. "Peanut butter is cost-effective and nutritious, not to mention, delicious. With so many variations possible, we can't wait to see all the creative ways that people incorporate peanut butter into their favorite sandwiches."

To enter your favorite peanut butter sandwich recipe, visit and submit a recipe by March 31, 2010. Recipes can be as simple or as complex as you like - the only criteria is that it must contain peanut butter. A year supply (one case) of peanut butter will be awarded to the 10 participants who enter the most creative and delicious recipes. Top recipes will also be featured on

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