Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive for the North County Food Bank


Join Visit Escondido and Burger Bench and Scare Away Hunger with Peanut Butter Donations for the North County Food Bank during the month of October!

The Food Bank is seeking donations of peanut butter because it is an excellent source of protein for kids in need… and they love it! Drop off your peanut butter donations in downtown Escondido in Burger Bench‘s Peanut Butter Barrel throughout the month of October.

No purchase necessary to donate, but if you want to stay and enjoy a scrumptious burger or salad, Burger Bench has created an awesome Peanut Butter Milkshake to scare away your sweet tooth… yum!

You can also donate online at or at one of the other businesses on list!

More info about the North County Food Bank and their services:

  •  1 in 6 people in North County are food insecure – that means they don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. 1 in 5 kids. It’s a scary way to live. Working families, military families and seniors make up the primary populations experiencing daily food insecurity.
  • The North County Food Bank, a chapter of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, provides food to more than 70,000 people every month by working with more than 120 non-profit partners (food pantries, soup kitchens, meal programs and shelters)
  • The majority of people who are struggling with hunger in our region are working, but just have a tough time always making ends meet.
  • The North County Food Bank is focused on getting nutritious food to people who need it – 1/3 of the food distributed is fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • The San Diego Food Bank is a very efficient. 92 cents of every dollar goes directly to programs and services; every dollar donated provides 5 meals for hungry San Diegans.

For more info, go to

About the North County Food Bank
In October 2015, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank acquired the North County Food Bank. The acquisition has enabled both food banks to meet previously unmet need in North County and expands our network of nonprofit distribution partners to more than 400. With additional resources from the acquisition, the North County Food Bank is now serving 30,000 more people every month in communities throughout North County.

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and the North County Food Bank, together, feed 400,000 people per month in communities throughout San Diego County. Both food banks distribute food through a network of 400 nonprofits that operate feeding programs.

The North County Food Bank distributes food to 112 North County-based nonprofit partners that collect food from its warehouse facility in San Marcos, and they distribute the food directly to people in need in communities throughout North County.

The North County Food Bank’s nonprofit partners include: food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, low-income daycare centers, senior centers, faith-based organizations, schools, and day centers for the elderly and disabled.