Peanut butter and jelly food drive pits St. Francis Police, Fire Departments against each other
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Every year, Milwaukee-area fire departments collect as much peanut butter as they can to donate to the Hunger Task Force. Now, a local police department is getting in on the action by collecting jelly.
The friendly competition pit the St. Francis Fire Department against the St. Francis Police Department. The police department has been using K-9 Bane as the face of their jelly drive to encourage donations.
Despite the current state of affairs, they've received tons of donations, including many from out of state.
"It's pretty incredible. I think the human spirit and the will to help people still exists, especially in a time right now where things are going on in the nation. We're a little uncertain of... I think a real feel-good story everyone wants to get on board with," said Det. Holly McManus, St. Francis Police Department.
So who won? The St. Francis Police Department, with the help of Secondhand Purrs Cat Shelter, donated 1,542 pounds of jelly.
The fire department collected 534 pounds of peanut butter.
All the food is going to local families.