OnMilwaukee is determined to collect 999 jars of peanut butter for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin this holiday season with the help of ultra-kind people and businesses.
(And yes, we've had the earworm "999 jars of peanut butter on the wall" for weeks now.)
How can you help? It’s easy: just grab an extra jar (or two or three or …) of peanut butter next time you are at the grocery store and drop it off in a bin at one of these locations:
- AJ Bombers 1247 N. Water St. and 11340 W. Burleigh St., Wauwatosa
Bring in a jar and get $2 off a Barrie Burger or $1 off a Barrie Concrete mixer.
- CityCenter at 735, 735 N. Water St.
The bin is in the lobby of this historic building.
- Fuel Cafe on 5th Street, 630 S. 5th St.
Bring in a jar and get a peanut-butter cup drink for $3.
- Hawthorne Coffee Roasters, 4177 S. Howell Ave.
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Deli, 6125 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis
Bring in a jar and get a FREE Six Points Special sandwich.
- Pepper's Pub, 4510 Raynor Ave., Franksville
Bring in a jar and get a raffle ticket. The Raffle is Jan. 6 and first prize is $1,000! There’s also a full holiday drink menu in effect, including fun peanut butter drinks.
- Irish Cottage, 11433 W. Ryan Rd., Franklin
See Pepper's Pub - it's the same cool owners, same deals.
- Dr. Mark Crego's Dental Office, 8726 W. North Ave.
Say 'hi' to Judy at the front desk. She's really nice.
Why peanut butter? According to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin Executive Director Patti Habeck, peanut butter is the healthiest and most appreciated food item to donate.
"Peanut butter is gold. It's not only a protein but it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner and kids can make it safely for themselves if their parents or caregivers are working or not providing supervision," says Habeck.
To contribute through your business or as an individual please contact email@example.com. Peanut Butter & Jolly runs through Monday, Dec. 31.
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the leading hunger relief organization in the state, operating food banks in Milwaukee and the Fox Valley. With a network of 600 member organizations, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin provides food to 400,000 people each year.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.