Last Sunday (Oct. 27) marked the culmination of several weeks of a challenge between Peace Lutheran Church and St. Matthew’s Anglican Church to see which congregation could collect the most peanut butter to donate to Positive Living Fraser Valley Society (PLFV).
Peace Lutheran laid down the gauntlet and St Matthew’s accepted.
St. Matthew’ prevailed, donating 66.5 kilograms of peanut butter, compared to the 58 kg collected by Peace Lutheran.
A matching grant of $300 was obtained from the Compassionate Justice Initiative through the BC Synod of the ELCIC (Lutheran Church). The cheque and a carload of peanut butter will be presented to PLFV this week.
PLFV is a non-profit charitable organization that provides support, education and outreach to those affected by HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and sexually transmitted blood-borne infections.
The organization is based in Abbotsford but covers the region from Langley to Boston Bar.
Nurse practitioners, support workers and other volunteers attend to the various needs of the clients at a drop-in centre. Clients are assessed and may be referred to other agencies.
The peanut butter is for lunches provided at the centre, for workers who provide sandwiches to individuals in the community, and for high-protein hampers available to some clients.