FMHS students build peanut butter tree for food pantry

FMHS Seniors Emily Kelly and Jack Marek stand next to the four foot "Peanut butter tree" the high school built as donations for the local food pantry came in. As of 11 a.m. this morning the students had collected 385 jars of peanut butter for the North Lee County Food Pantry's holiday baskets. That's just sticky sweeeet!.


Peanut butter. That crazy comfort food that sticks to the roof of your mouth and can realistically be worked into any recipe is now a sense of pride for local high school students.

Students at Fort Madison High School, with an assist from the PreK-3rd grade students at Lincoln Elementary School, decided to collect peanut butter for the local food pantry as part of a service project.

Apparently, the project was born when George Gaudette of the food pantry had mentioned to high school principal Greg Smith that the pantry needed 300 jars of peanut butter for the pantries annual Christmas baskets.

So the local high school went to work. As of 11 a.m. this morning, the FMHS students had collected, along with donations,  385 jars of peanut butter. When shooting for the goal of 300 they decided to start building a Christmas tree and now they have one that stands about four feet high all lit up with decorations provided by the students at Lincoln.


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