Spread the Love

It's PB&J Madness in March with two exciting promotions


From March 17 -  31, the public can enter two random drawings for Dallas Mavericks tickets and prizes courtesy of player Wesley Matthews. All donations will benefit the food pantries of Sharing Life Community Outreach and Mesquite Social Services to help feed children in need this summer.

Promotion 1


To enter the first promotion, donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly at either of the City’s two public libraries at 300 West Grubb Drive and 2600 Oates Drive and fill out an entry form. Prizes will be randomly drawn each weekday from March 20 - 31 and will include: two pairs of tickets to the Dallas Mavericks home games on March 24 and April 11 as well as Wesley Matthews autographed basketballs and photos. Need not be present to win. Limit five entries per person.


Promotion 2


To enter the second promotion,
take a picture of yourself donating a jar of peanut butter or jelly at any donation site throughout the city, and post a creative selfie with the #SpreadTheLoveMesquite hashtag on any social media platform. The winning selfie will be announced on April 2, which is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. The winner will receive a Wesley Matthews autographed Dallas Mavericks jersey. No limit on number of entries. Enter as may times as you like using the hashtag #SpreadTheLoveMesquite.

Both promotions conducted by Sharing LIfe Community Outreach, 3544 E. Emporium Circle, Mesquite, TX and Mesquite Social Services, 1035 Military Parkway, Mesquite, TX.
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2017 “Spread the Love” campaign kicks off



The 2017 Spread the Love peanut butter and jelly food drive is underway and off to a great start! El Rio Grande Latin Market recently donated $1,000 to the annual food drive, which benefits the food pantries of Sharing Life Community Outreach and Mesquite Social Services.



In addition, Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews made a special appearance at Florence Elementary School on March 9 to present the City with enough peanut butter and jelly to make 20,000 sandwiches courtesy of Albertsons/Tom Thumb Companies. Watch a highlight video of the food drive rally.


Donations to the Spread the Love campaign will be accepted throughout the spring and summer months of 2017 to help feed children during the summer who typically rely on free or reduced lunches provided by their schools.  Peanut butter and jelly are both in high demand during the summer months. Donations can be made at several city facilities plus special events.

Donation Locations

  • Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave

  • Mesquite Municipal Center, 1515 N. Galloway Ave

  • Mesquite Community Services, 1616 N. Galloway Ave

  • Mesquite Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive

  • Mesquite North Branch Library, 2600 Oates Drive

  • Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave

  • Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 711 E. Kearney St
  • Mesquite Golf Club, 825 Interstate 30
    • donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly to the Spread the Love campaign and receive one small bucket of driving range balls.
  • City Lake Aquatic Center
    • donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly to the Spread the Love campaign and receive $2 off pool admission between 12-5 p.m.
  • Vanston Pool
    • donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly to the Spread the Love campaign and receive $2 off pool admission between 12-5 p.m.

Special Events

  • Guts and Glory – March 25
    • donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly to the Spread the Love campaign and receive $2 off day of registration
  • Breakfast with the Bunny – April 8
  • Cinco de Mayo – April 29
  • Kid Fish - May 6
  • Movies in the Park - May 19
  • Summer Sizzle - June 10
    • Three tickets for the Kids Activity Zone will be presented to attendees who bring a jar of peanut butter and/or jelly to the Information Booth (limited to one donation per child).
  • Movies in the Park - June 23
  • Movies in the Park - July 21
  • Doggie Splash Day - August 12
    • donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly to the Spread the Love campaign and receive $2 off admission.
  • Back to School Bash - August 18

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