ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – For the fifth straight year, Kroger, Feeding America, and other local food bank partners are hosting the ‘Peanut Butter Drive’ in all its mid-Atlantic stores.

To contribute, Kroger customers can purchase peanut butter and place it in the donation bins outside the store. Any brand of peanut butter can be donated, and all donations will help the local food banks.

Peanut butter is a wanted item at food banks. It lasts for long periods of time and is a great source of protein for people and families facing food insecurity.

“Seeing the donation bins fill up with peanut butter jars is always a great reminder of how much our customers care about the community and fighting hunger,” said Lori Raya, president of Kroger Mid-Atlantic. “We are pleased to bring back the peanut butter drive for a fifth year and look forward to helping our food bank partners restock their shelves.”

Kroger customers can also support the fight against food insecurity by rounding up to the nearest dollar. All of donations made during the month will directly go to local food bank partners.

This years’ drive will end on Oct. 10.