Updated March 6: The tally for the Peanut Butter Biltz House Challenge was 287 jars, surpassing the goal of 245 jars. Congrats to Bolton House for bringing in the most jars and thanks to everyone who participated.
The Peanut Butter Blitz is a community service initiative at our Middle School for the Mustard Seed whereby staff and students bring jars full of peanut butter to donate to the needy. This worthwhile project runs from February 24th to March 5th and has been organized by St. Michaels University School for 12 years. The goal is to collect 245 jars: that’s one jar per person for the staff and students in the Middle School.
To keep this event exciting, the organizers have made it a competition between the four houses. People may wonder why this event is a peanut butter blitz and not a jam blitz. The answer is simple: peanut butter is healthier than jam. Peanut butter is a good source of protein. Initiatives like the Peanut Butter Blitz are important because they teach people the value of doing something for someone else. It feels good to be charitable.
by Radha, Grade 7 student
Quiz question: What has a good source of protein, fibre, potassium, fat, energy, magnesium, and is delicious for everyone?
If you guessed peanut butter, you are correct! This week, we’re holding the Middle School’s annual Peanut Butter Blitz! We are pretty lucky, as we don’t even think about how we get our protein everyday. We take it for granted. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to offer the same to families who don’t take it for granted and have to pay attention to what they purchase? With the Peanut Butter Blitz in support of the Mustard Seed, we can help a little. There are local families struggling to meet their nutritional needs and with our friendly competition, we can help.
Our SMUS Middle School House Teams (including staff and students) have taken it upon themselves to win the blitz and to help as many families as they can! Each House will attempt to bring in as many peanut butter jars as possible from February 24th to March 3rd.
This service initiative is exciting and brings our school together every year! I would like to say thank you to Pastor Tom Oshiro who came as a representative of the Mustard Seed and explained to us a little more about the need of peanut butter. This year’s blitz has been a blast and the jars are stacked high in our front entrance foyer. I am so glad our school has taken part in the Peanut Butter Blitz.
You can drop off contributions to the Peanut Butter Blitz at the Middle School foyer until Wednesday, March 5. Find out more about how you can support the Mustard Seed Food Bank.