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Peanut Growers, Wounded
Warriors support flood relief

John Bland
Publisher

In response to the devastating floods in Northeast Arkansas in May, the Arkansas Peanut Growers Association (APGA) and Peanut Proud will deliver 30,000 jars of peanut butter today to the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro.

The Arkansas Peanut Growers Association is donating $10,000 from its co-promotion funds and Peanut Proud, the industry's charitable organization, is contributing $20,000 to provide a full truckload of peanut butter for people in Randolph, Lawrence and Clay counties who were hardest hit by the flooding.

"Peanut growers in Arkansas are pleased to team up with Peanut Proud to help our neighbors who have been impacted by the devastating floods, many of whom are fellow farmers," said Greg Gill, president of APGA and Arkansas representative to the National Peanut Board. "We are proud of the crop we grow – a nutritious and delicious food that meets the needs of food banks when they request items for disaster relief."

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas will distribute the peanut butter through its network of partner agencies and programs, focusing on areas that were impacted by the recent floods.

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The NEA Wounded Warrior Group recently provided assistance to area flood victims with donations and help during cleanup. $1,000 was donated to the Church of Christ Disaster Response Team and Disaster Relief Assistance. Eight area Veterans whose homes had flooded were donated $250 each. Members of the Group also donated time and assistance during the cleanup.

The NEA Wounded Warrior Group is a non-profit all-volunteer organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life for United States of America's service members.

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