The word ‘community’ is synonymous with peanut butter and jelly every third Saturday of the month at St. Brigid’s School in Westbury as community members gather for the Peanut Butter Gang (PBG).
This clever initiative, which began at Hospitality Too Soup Kitchen at St. Anne’s in Brentwood, gathers a community of kids from Westbury and East Meadow to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that help feed the hungry all across Long Island. While also helping hundreds of less fortunate folks, the middle-school aged kids obtain hours of community service for their respective Confirmations, and the older teens help the younger kids by demonstrating the proper techniques of creating these sandwiches and sanitizing their stations. Many parents volunteered as well by packaging the sandwiches into Ziploc bags, then packed them in boxes to be delivered to the pantry in Brentwood later that day. [Read more…]