Teens start peanut butter and jelly drive too feed the hungry

STUART, Fla. - Alyssa and her 15-year-old brother Anthony Golino collect peanut butter and jelly jars for "House of Hope"-- a food pantry in Stuart.

Their PB and J drive helps feed the hungry in Martin County.

Alyssa said, "And so we told my mom so we decided to go around the neighborhood and kind of do it, and it just kept getting bigger and bigger."

Anthony said, "The first time around we collected about 100 pounds. The second time it was about 1,000. And the third time was about 16 hundred."

The brother and sister duo started the drive three ago and it shows no signs of stopping. Anthony said, "They say people are always coming in and getting more and it's always getting restocked."

As long as there is a need, Alyssa and Anthony will continue to collect PB and J for the thousands of people the food pantry helps.

Alyssa added, "It's really important because people don't really have the privilege to do as much stuff and they need food and it's like essentials."

They're learning a valuable lesson at a young age. "It just feels really good knowing that we are helping other people that really need it who are not as fortunate. Everyone should be doing it. It's really important."

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