Recently, Nutritional Development Services (NDS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia celebrated the successful completion of its 2014 Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive in conjunction with Archdiocesan schools and various outreach programs. NDS recognized students from Saint Monica School for their participation and continued support of the NDS PB&J drive. Saint Monica represented over 55 schools which participated in this year’s PB&J collection. Close to 60,000 pounds of PB&J have been collected since the beginning of the drive on September 8, 2014.
Nutritional Development Services provides meals, food assistance and additional support to organizations serving children and the poor as an extension of the services and mission of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The PB&J drive helps keep the 40 food cupboards serviced by NDS stocked with peanut butter and jelly for the year.
In addition, Visitation BVM School (Montgomery County) held a local PB&J drive and collected over 600 jars. The collection was then delivered to people in need through Saint Patrick Parish as well as The Patrician Society, located in Norristown (Montgomery County). The collection was held school-wide and managed by 7th grade students and their teachers.