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Spread Some Good takes bite out of hunger

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Ohioans have donated the equivalent of 545 tons – or 64,068 jars -- of low-salt peanut butter to local food pantries across the state by contributing to Spread Some Good, a Drive to End Hunger project sponsored by AARP Ohio and Walgreens stores.

Individual contributions of $1 or more from 56,655 customers at 265 Walgreens stores over a three-week period (August 27 through September 17) have checks totaling $85,584 being delivered to the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, Wesley Community Services and Metro Erie Meals on Wheels to help fight senior hunger. Every cent donated -- 100% of all Spread Some Good contributions -- go directly to fight senior hunger.

“We want to thank all of the donors and Walgreens for making this fourth year of Spread Some Good such an overwhelming success,” said Doug Tayek, who led the project for AARP Ohio. "If you missed Spread Some Good, it's not too late to make a difference in the lives of hungry seniors. Please donate to your local food pantry, or online at the Ohio Association of Foodbanks.”

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