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Birkey’s fights hunger

Published: Saturday, May 10, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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William Atkinson of Prophetstown won a toy tractor for donating to the Birkey's peanut butter and jelly drive in Annawan. Photo submitted by Birkey's Farm Store.
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Carson Leif of Chadwick won a toy tractor for donating to the Birkey's peanut butter and jelly drive in Prophetstown. He is pictured with Larry Gerlach, sales representative. Photo submitted by Birkey's Farm Store.

PROPHETSTOWN – Birkey’s Farm Store in Prophetstown sponsored a peanut butter and jelly drive.

Kids collected 17 jars Feb. 3 through April 4 for the Prophetstown Food Pantry.

Those who donated entered a drawing for a toy Farmall tractor. Carson Leif of Chadwick won in Prophetstown and William Atkinson of Prophetstown won at the Annawan store.

The event was part of Birkey’s 60-Day Hunger Drive for the company’s 60th anniversary. It was a partnership with seven area food banks.

All Birkey’s stores throughout the state took part. Birkey’s provided more than 1 million meals, or nearly $167,000, for hunger relief.

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