Spread the Love

The Spread the Love is an annual campaign held April - August that encourages the donation of peanut butter and jelly as well as financial contributions to help feed children in Mesquite during the summer who live in food insecure environments. These children receive free or reduced lunch during the school year, but need assistance to nutritious lunch during the summer break.

All donations are provided to the two food pantries in Mesquite, Sharing Life Community Outreach and Mesquite Social Services, to redistribute within the Mesquite community.

Financial contributions can be made year-round through the City of Mesquite's Donations webpage.

For more information, please contact Wayne Larson, Director of Communications and Marketing, at 972-329-8319 or at wlarson@cityofmesquite.com
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Mesquite Animal Services offers Spread the Love adoption special

Mesquite, TX - July 15, 2019 - Through August 3, Mesquite Animal Services will offer $10 off dog adoptions with the donation of a jar of peanut butter or jelly to the Spread the Love campaign. A maximum of five jars may be donated for a total of $50 off each adoption. Donations must be brought to Mesquite Animal Services, 1650 Gross Road, at the time of adoption. Cats may currently be adopted for $5 each.

“I’m excited anytime we’re able to run an adoption special, because we’re able to find more animals homes and maintain our 90% save rate,” said Manager of Animal Services Jeanne Saadi. “But this special is even more rewarding. Collecting peanut butter and jelly to help feed children in need exemplifies the compassionate care we strive to give and hope to see throughout the Mesquite community.”

Adoption fees includes sterilization, vaccinations and microchipping. Call 972-216-6283 for more information. Animals currently available at the shelter can be viewed at visit www.cityofmesquite.com/AnimalServices.

Spread the Love is an annual campaign that encourages the donation of peanut butter and jelly as well as financial contributions to help feed children in Mesquite during the summer who live in food insecure environments. All donations go to Sharing Life Community Outreach and Mesquite Social Services for distribution.

2019 Donation Locations

The City Council meets the first and third Monday of each month at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. Collection bins are located in front of the Council dais in the Council Chamber. Attendees of meetings are welcomed to bring peanut butter and jelly jars to make a donation.

Special Events

  • Doggie Splash Day - August 10
    • donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly to the Spread the Love campaign and receive $2 off admission.
  • Dive In Movie - August 16

City Facilities

  • 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.
  • Mesquite Golf Club
    • donate a jar of peanut butter or jelly to the Spread the Love campaign and receive one small bucket of driving range balls.
  • Mesquite Municipal Center - 1515 N Galloway Ave.
  • Mesquite City Hall - 757 N Galloway Ave.
  • Mesquite Main Library - 300 Grubb Dr.
  • Mesquite North Branch Library - 2600 Oates Dr.
  • Historic Mesquite - 711 E Kearney St.
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