During the month of January there sure was a lot of positive ‘Fluffernutter’ talk at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. To raise money for local food banks and build awareness of hunger issues within our community, Fentons Creamery created Myrtle’s Special Sundae of the month, The Fluffernutter, which was inspired by one of the non-perishable food items desired most by food banks – Peanut Butter!
The Fluffernutter Sundae of chocolate peanut butter crunch ice cream and chocolate marshmallow swirl ice cream with hot fudge, peanuts, mini marshmallows and a cherry was sold throughout January to benefit the Food Bank. Fentons at the Nut Tree in Vacaville sold 151 Myrtle’s Creations (regular size) and 143 Junior size sundaes. With 25% of these sales being donated, we received a check for $653.06!
Fentons Vacaville didn’t stop there… they hosted a food drive and collected 90 pounds of food plus $106.32, their employees and family sorted and packed non-perishable food items for distribution at our Fairfield warehouse, and they gave us the opportunity to set-up a table in the lobby on Saturdays with literature and talk to Fentons’ guests about the Food Bank’s programs and services, as well as volunteer opportunities. As quoted by a Food Bank Ambassador who volunteered, “Fentons were very accommodating and helpful to us.” The promotion provided exposure to the Food Bank and brought a greater awareness to hunger issues.
Thank you Fentons Creamery in Vacaville for being an active participant in our local community!
To learn more about our Food Bank Ambassador program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.