Hunger Task Force kicks off Wanted: Peanut Butter campaign

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Whether you're a kid or an adult, just about everybody loves peanut butter.

"It's awesome, it's delicious, and it's crunchy which it my favorite," said West Allis Firefighter Greg Lenske.

But it's hard to come by at many food pantries. That's why the Hunger Task Force is kicking off its Wanted: Peanut Butter campaign.

"It's a great source of protein, it's healthy, kids love it, we like to call it natures perfect food, and we want to make sure it's stocked to the gills at our networks," said Hunger Task Force Director of Development Scott Marshall.

All Milwaukee County fire departments are helping the cause. It was just last year when Greenfield Fire Chief Jon Cohn helped get his fellow firefighters on board with this effort.

"I'm a fan of nutty ideas and I approached the Milwaukee County fire chiefs with this idea last year and they supported it even though we have one person that's not a very big fan of peanut butter. He still voted for the initiative," said Chief Cohn.

Walgreens is also lending a hand again hand this year. Both organizations are serving as drop-off sites. You can drop off your peanut butter donation at any fire station in Milwaukee County or at one of the 100 participating Walgreens stores.

"We have 2 for 5 pricing for peanut butter so come on down and pick it up. If you want to buy it somewhere else and bring it in, we'll take it that way too. So bring on your peanut butter," said Walgreens Human Resource Talent Manger Janet Agnello.

For a list of drop-off locations or to make a monetary donation to the Hunger Task Force CLICK HERE.