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Peanut, peanut butter – NO JELLY!

By NEESEY PAYNE

neesey@southwesttimes.com

“This group is leading the way,” said Joe Blankenship of the Dream Center in Pulaski.

The Dublin Middle School (DMS) Student Government Association (SGA) was called to action and delivered with 251 jars of peanut butter to prove it.

The (SGA) learned of the Dream Center’s efforts to fight hunger in the community and decided to host a “PB&J, Minus the J” drive to help with the Dream Center’s efforts. Team representatives went classroom to classroom urging their fellow Dukes to participate in the cause.

“All you have to do is say the word and they’ll rise to the challenge,” said Robin Keener, Dublin Middle School principal.

“It’s nice being able to help out people who need food in the community,” said SGA member Karah East.

According to Blankenship, DMS is the first school to donate food to the Dream Center. He added the peanut butter donated, along with what’s already in the warehouse, will be enough to last approximately two months.

“It’s encouraging for everyone,” said Sarah Wright, DMS teacher and SGA sponsor. “It’s wonderful to see how we can come together and help a good cause,” she said.

The Dream Center donates approximately 200 boxes of food per month to those in need, reaching 800-1,000 people in the county.

The center is always taking donations of non-perishable food items for its monthly food distribution. For information, contact Blankenship at 577-2873 or email  HYPERLINK “mailto:jandk84@comcast.net”jandk84@comcast.net.

The Dream Center is at 249 Dora Highway, Pulaski, in the old SHARE building.