PB&J Drive

Parking Services PB&J food for fines 2019


PB&J DRIVE FOOD FOR FINES: 2019: NOVEMBER 4 - 8

The goal of the Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive is to provide the UAA community an opportunity to pay for parking citations with a food donation that benefits our local community by addressing food insecurity on campus.  These donations will be distributed through the UAA Emergency Food Cache at the UAA Student Health and Counseling Center

PB&J cytation example  Cytation price to jar donation

Choose how you pay!   $10 citation $35 citation $60 citation

Peanut Butter or Jam (16 oz. jars)
ex: Any nut butter-almond, cashew, peanut
butter, OR any flavor jam, jelly, marmalade,
preserves, etc. Product must be commercially
produced (no home canning), unopened
and not expired.

2 Jars
32oz.
3 jars
48 oz.
5 jars
80 oz.

 

 

 

Some food for thought: 

Nearly 103,000 Alaskans – roughly 1 in 7 – struggle with hunger. 
Map the Meal Gap 2015: Food Insecurity Estimates at the County Level
-Feeding America, 2016.

20% of Alaska kids live in homes that may not have enough food. 
Article. Map the Meal Gap 2014: Food Insecurity Estimates at the County Level
-Feeding America, 2016.

Roughly 1 in 10 Alaska seniors faces the threat of hunger. 
The State of Senior Hunger in America 2014: An Annual Report. 
-National Foundation to End Hunger, 2016.

While there are more food insecure people living in urban Alaska, the prevalence of food insecurity is higher in rural Alaska. The areas with the highest rates of food insecurity are Kusilvak (formerly Wade Hampton) (26.7%),Yukon-Koyukuk (23.1%), Northwest Arctic (22.5%), Bethel (21.8%) and Nome (21.3%) . 
Map the Meal Gap 2014: Food Insecurity Estimates at the County Level (Article)
-Feeding America, 2016.

About 82,000 Alaskans participate annually in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as Food Stamps). 
Alaska Food Stamp Program Fact Sheet
-Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 2017.

In Alaska, more than 74% of SNAP participants are families with children.  
Alaska Food Stamp Program Fact Sheet.   
-Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 2017.