"Identify hunger needs and food sources and systematically work to aquire and distribute food..."that none shall go hungry" in Central Virginia." This is the mission statement that the Central Virginia Food Bank lives up to. To achieve such goals, though, the bank obtains aid and assistance from community businesses, leaders, clubs, schools, churches, and shelters. Each year, hundreds of volunteers help in collecting, donating, and distributing. This year, the James River Do Something Club was proud to join in the effort. Derived from a local radio station, Q94.5, Do Something president Katie Radford proposed the idea of hosting a Peanut butter and Jelly - Athon. The event consisted of an afternoon of sandwich-making followed by the end-of-day drop-off of our profit to the food bank. Each club member volunteered to donate loaves of bread, jars of peanut butter or jelly, rubber/plastic gloves, table clothes, or plastic bags. With 15-20 members, the club spent their Friday afternoon working hard. Although the total needed was accidentally misjudged, only 300 sandwiches were required. After realizing how many materials we had left over, we came to the conclusion to donate all unused food sources to the food bank alongside our sandwitches. By the end of the day, the Food Bank received 300 sandwiches and a big box filled with unopened jars of peanut butter and jelly. Alondside the PB&J - Athon, the Do Something Club and many other JRHS clubs have held collections and fundraisers to help the Food Bank. "The people who receive Foodbank food are among our society’s most vulnerable people: 50% Children who live in poverty or who are victims of disasters, 37% Adults – the working poor, disabled, homeless, unemployed, or mentally ill, and 13% Elderly people struggling to survive on limited incomes – and to pay for medicine." (http://www.cvfb.org/about_us/default.asp) To learn more about what you can do to help or learn about awarness of hunger issues, please visit http://www.cvfb.org/default.asp.