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Schools are collecting peanut butter
A local radio station in Knox County, Tennesse, is collecting jars of peanut butter through the local schools. They are encouraging everyone to bring the peanut butter to the schools for collection.
I would encourage anyone who feels that this is wrong to send an e-mail to them at: [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email].
Here is a copy of what I wrote to them:
I am writing to express my disappointment at your latest campaign to collect peanut butter for the hungry through the Knox County schools.
I would like you to know that there are millions of children with life-threatening peanut allergies that can be triggered just by the touch or even smell of peanut butter. The parents of these millions are working very hard to keep peanut butter OUT of the schools...just the opposite of what you are trying to do.
Though I commend your charitable efforts in providing food for the hungry, I thought you should know the implications of your peanut butter project, and hope you will reconsider your efforts.
Thanks for listening."
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