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5th annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive starts Saturday

LOCKPORT – The Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive, aimed at bringing food pantries things that children like to eat, begins officially Saturday, organizer Peter P. Robinson said Tuesday.

The drive, which began in 2010 with a few Niagara County drop-off points, now will have 189 bins scattered over Niagara, Erie, Orleans, Genesee and Monroe counties, Robinson said. Last year, the drive, which lasts until Dec. 6, yielded 12,871 jars of peanut butter, jelly and marshmallow fluff.

The list of locations is available on the Peanut Butter and Jelly Facebook page, or those looking for a place to drop their jars off can call 510-7108, 735-7061 or 799-4013.

The Niagara County Legislature kicked off the campaign Tuesday, as its members donated six dozen jars of peanut butter, half smooth and half crunchy; three dozen jars of grape jelly; and two dozen jars of strawberry jelly.

Robinson, chief court security officer at State Supreme Court in Niagara Falls, accepted a proclamation from the County Legislature of November as Peanut Butter and Jelly Month in Niagara County.