Every year food banks see a decline in donations and a surge of need during the summer months. That’s because thousands of kids who normally rely on free school lunches don’t have anywhere to turn during the summer when classes are over. To help out, our Save Mart, FoodMaxx and Lucky stores hold a special peanut drive for local food banks in May. Food banks like to stock up on this item because it’s nutritious, shelf-stable and kids love it. Shoppers can buy one jar and get one free to donate. In 2019, we collected 15,000 pounds of peanut butter. That’s enough to make around 300,000 sandwiches and a lot of kids happy.