Hundreds of 18 oz jars of Peter Pan, Jif, Reese’s Pieces and any and all other brands of peanut butter are stacking up in the high school’s library display case.
Students are donating the jars as part of Oprah’s Big Give, a reality TV show with talk show diva Oprah Winfrey in which people compete not to get but to give as much as they possibly can. As part of the show, Winfrey also gave $10,000 to 100 local markets around the country with the charge of doing good in their communities. WFAA Channel 8 was one of these, and the TV station decided to make the North Texas Food Bank its recipient. The food bank, in turn, asked 10 local organizations to be its partners in the Big Give, matching the $10,000 donation and helping to collect 10,000 jars of peanut butter.