Mesquite, TX – September 1, 2021 – The City of Mesquite held a successful Spread the Love campaign this summer, collecting over 1,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly for Sharing Life Community Outreach. The Mesquite Fire Department collected over 700 jars of peanut butter and jelly alone. They also held an internal competition between their divisions, with the EMS/Training team winning and collecting over 300 jars.
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.
Financial contributions can be made year-round at www.cityofmesquite.com/Donations. Mesquite water utility bill customers also have the option of making a monthly donation through their Water Utility Bill. All donations are provided to Sharing Life Community Outreach to redistribute within the Mesquite community.
To learn more about the campaign, visit www.cityofmesquie.com/SpreadtheLove.