September 10, 2020

Nutritional Development Services Of The Archdiocese Of Philadelphia To Participate In Hunger Action Month By Hosting Annual Peanut Butter And Jelly Drive

This year’s PB&J drive will take place Tuesday, September 8- Friday, October 23, 2020.

Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) will once again participate in Hunger Action Month by hosting its annual Peanut Butter and Jelly (PB&J) Drive in conjunction with 119 elementary, 17 secondary, and 4 schools of special education in the five-county metropolitan area comprising the Archdiocese.

In Pennsylvania, nearly 1.5 million people face food insecurity, or a lack of consistent access to sufficient food for an active, healthy lifestyle. NDS’ annual PB&J Drive helps to stock the shelves of over 50 food cupboards located throughout the five-county metropolitan area and benefit those who do not have access to nutritious sustenance. This effort is especially critical during these unprecedented and challenging times.

Participating faculty, staff, students and families are encouraged to collect PB&J with due respect for and adherence to guidelines set forth by governmental health agencies by utilizing a “Drop and Go” Food Drive set-up.

To enable broad and meaningful participation in Hunger Action Month, NDS is also hosting an online PB&J drive. Those interested in helping our neighbors in need can support NDS’ Community Food Program by purchasing items online through You Give Goods at All goods donated now through Friday, October 23rd will be distributed to NDS’ network of food cupboards throughout the Greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.

For more information on the PB&J food drive or for information on coordinating a collection, please contact Denise Hopkins, Administrator, NDS Community Food Program at 215-895-3470 ext. 77823 or

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Editor’s Note: For 47 years, Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s (NDS) mission has been to serve children and those in need with healthy food. NDS accomplishes its mission in two distinct ways: by administering the federally-funded child nutrition programs and through the privately supported Community Food Program. For more information about NDS, please visit NDS is an equal opportunity service provider.


Courtney N. Flach
Media and Events Specialist
215-587-3747 (office)