NC GAL launches ‘PB&J’ drive

Published 11:40 am Thursday, November 2, 2017

The North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Programs (NC GAL) is launching a food drive to collect plastic jars of peanut butter and jelly across the state and deliver them to local food banks.

The organization will collect donated jars between October 2017 and January 2018 and deliver them to the nearest food bank. Last year the NC GAL Program collected 8,723 jars.

The North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program equips community volunteers to serve abused and neglected children by advocating for their best interests in court.

The Guardian ad Litem Program Judicial District 6 serving Bertie, Halifax, Herford and Northampton counties along with its community volunteers and partners collected 397 jars of peanut butter and jelly.  This year that group has set a goal of 600 jars. Contact Judith Jones at 252-574-3121 to make a donation

In the 2016-2017 year, the District 6 program served 82 children and held 209 hearings serving abused and neglected children. They have 21 community volunteers who serve as court appointed Guardians ad Litem. To become a NC GAL volunteer visit