The Peanut Butter Bowl : a game #WeAllWin

Here are 19 for ’19 things you should know about the Peanut Butter Bowl

  1. This year’s Peanut Butter Bowl 2019 expands from one opening week game (Johnson Jaguars vs. Brandeis Broncos) to a total of four high school football games where we collect Peanut Butter to feed hungry children and families!
  2. Peanut Butter Bowl IV is Brandeis at Johnson Aug. 30 Heroes Stadium (named IV before we added the new games!)
  3. Peanut Butter Bowl V is Churchill at Clark Aug. 29 Farris Stadium
  4. Peanut Butter Bowl VI is Reagan at Brennan Aug. 30 Farris Stadium
  5. Peanut Butter Bowl VII is Alamo Heights at New Braunfels Aug. 30 Unicorn Stadium
  6. San Antonio and Alamo Heights peanut butter will go to Snack Pak 4 Kids San Antonio (SP4KSA.org) and New Braunfels peanut butter goes to SOS Food Bank in NB (SOSfoodbank.org)
  7. Snack Pak 4 Kids mission is to feed CHRONICALLY HUNGRY CHILDREN. That is defined as children in and around Bexar County who have WEEKEND HUNGER. According to FeedingAmerica.org 15-20% of children that receive free or reduced lunches face have weekend hunger.
  8. Bexar County has 100,000+ children on free or reduced lunch so that means that there are 15,000 to 20,000 children that may not have a meal or adequate protein and food on the weekends.
  9. Snack Pak 4 Kids currently provides weekend food to over 2,500 of these children across many schools and districts. They provide name brand snacks and food each Friday.  AND ONCE A MONTH they give these children PEANUT BUTTER to PROVIDE protein when they may have run out of other food.
  10. A question you may get is: what about peanut butter allergies for these children? SP4KSA does not randomly distribute food but works with school teachers, counselors, and then has guardians sign approval. The guardian also indicates if there is a PB allergy and an alternative is provided.
  11. In the first 3 Peanut Butter Bowls between Johnson and Brandeis we have collected over 15,000 jars of peanut butter for these children. Knowing that each game so far has reached 5,000 jars on average, Coach Ron Rittimann suggested a goal of 20,000 jars collectively for 2019.
  12. In our first 3 PB Bowls—we have been blessed to have a few individuals step up and donate large quantities of Peanut Butter which has been amazing! We hope this continues but also: IF EACH FAN BRINGS ONE JAR (or two or three) to OPENING GAME NIGHT we will do a great job fighting hunger! So:  EACH ONE BRING ONE!
  13. #WeAllWin refers to:  When we feed hungry people, WE ALL WIN!
  14. Forget to bring Peanut Butter to game or prefer to make an online donation? See the link to the SP4KSA.org donation page and pick your Bowl Game. For each $2 donated covers 1 jar! S.O.S. does not have a giving link on their website see the link: SOSfoodbank.org for directions on giving.
  15. Although Alamo Heights collected peanut butter game night returns to Snack Pak 4 Kids…
  16. …New Braunfels collected peanut butter goes to S.O.S. Food Bank in NB. S.O.S. = Spirit Of Sharing. They provide families with a “Basic Bag” of food which includes dozen eggs, flour, other items and of course: PEANUT BUTTER.  S.O.S. provides this food to over 8,000 individuals a year.
  17. Very Bold Ministries is the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has helped establish the Peanut Butter Bowl. Steve Teel is the president.
  18. Not one Peanut Butter Bowl would exist without the leadership and support of high school football coaches and their wives, the district Athletic Directors, coaches, teachers, and LOVING Communities who help us to feed hungry children and families!
  19. In addition, an extra note of gratitude to Coach Rittimann and Coach Branscom for having the vision to see that we could feed more people and a note of thanks to Coach Fleener for getting this started with us.
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