A total of 1,156 jars of peanut butter and jelly were delivered to Mission Carthage Monday after a communitywide drive for donations.

“The mission said they needed peanut butter and jelly, so we go them some peanut butter and jelly,” said Shona Guenther, director of marketing and admission at Briarcliff Skilled Nursing.

The donated jars will go into Mission Carthage’s monthly food boxes. Janet Ritter, account executive at Texas Home Health, said they’re always glad to help any way they can.

“These kids in our community are fixing to be out of school in another month, and this is going to feed them hopefully for a while,” Guenther said. “They’ll be able to come and get peanut butter and jelly, I mean all kids like peanut butter and jelly, so it’s just good for them to be able to have this, and it’s something that the mission needed to be able to give out. Helping the community.”

The drive was sponsored by Briarcliff Skilled Nursing, Texas Home Health, Heartsway Hospice, Winkler Place, The Village Salon and Allegiance Mobile Health.

“Basically we all work in some form or fashion of healthcare in the community, so it’s just part of our mission to give back,” Ritter said.

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