Here are some great examples of celebrating National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (April 2) in style!
Sprout Watches (photo at left), in Long Island City, New York had an in-house picnic featuring organic peanut butter and jelly, fruit, and more. They also had a peanut butter and/or jelly recipe contest open to all.
In the Jiff vs. Skippy face-off at Two Rivers Bank & Trust, which has branches throughout Iowa, Jiff was the winner by a small margin in both the creamy and crunchy categories. In the favorite jelly contest, strawberry was the winner, but grape did respectably. Two Rivers also made an outstanding custom flier for the event.
In order to accommodate ordering schedules, the University of Houston Dining Services is splitting their National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day activities into two parts. Each part features plant-based food options and peanut butter-based dishes specifically. In part one, the peanut butter-based version of the Monte Cristo sandwich was a big hit.
At the Doolen Middle School in Tucson, Arizona, the 6th through 8th grade students all had PB&J sandwiches and talked about plant-based meal ideas, and two lucky students were the winners in the PB&J Campaign tee shirt raffle.
At the Arlington, Virginia Whole Foods (photo below), PB&J Campaign staff and volunteers handed out a variety of PB&J mini-sandwiches, including some using maple almond butter donated by Jason’s Nut Butters. We handed out lots of brochures and had some “fruitful” conversations about the environmental benefits of PB&Js and other simple plant-based meals. The shoppers really enjoyed the free snack as dinnertime neared.
There are a multitude of fun, productive ways to celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day…but remember, you can hold PB&J-themed events (preferably with some environmental message) any day of the year, and we look forward to helping you make it a success!
Many thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!