There's nothing that says "back to school" quite like a bag lunch with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich inside.
But not all kids are fortunate enough to enjoy such meals. That's why The Marley Project, an Illinois nonprofit organization, is coordinating back-to-school Peanut Butter and Jelly drives throughout the area, including Tinley Park. The project helps area food pantries keep their shelves stocked throughout the year—peanut butter and jelly are typically in short supply in pantries.
Other items greatly appreciated for lunch boxes include:
- Individually wrapped cheese and/or peanut butter crackers.
- Fruit snacks.
- Trail mix.
- Granola bars.
- Juice boxes or pouches.
Donating is easy! Drop-off locations include the Tinley Park Community Church, Oak Forest City Hall, Oak Forest Park District (Central Park), the Don Gorman Fieldhouse and Jack Hille Middle School.
If you're looking for more information, contact nonprofit representativies by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.