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Peanut Butter Brigade helps feed local homeless individuals

Every Monday at Country Meadows’ non-profit sister community, Ecumenical Retirement Community, groups of residents can be found gathering around huge jars of peanut butter and jelly. No, it’s not lunchtime. It’s the Peanut Butter Brigade!

Several residents in every level of care gather to make approximately 150 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for St. Francis Soup Kitchen in Harrisburg. They dubbed their collective groups the “Peanut Butter Brigade” and enjoy giving back to people who need a little bit of help. It’s their “jam!” In addition to making sandwiches, residents carefully pack lunch bags including side items such as crackers and fruit. Campus drivers then deliver the sandwiches every Tuesday morning for the soup kitchen to distribute to needy people who seek its services.

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