Garden Grove

Beating hunger with PB&J sandwiches

TRUE NEIGHBORHOOD TEENS of Buena Clinton want to combat hunger by seeking donations of peanut butter and jelly to make sandwiches (City of Garden Grove photo).

The community is invited to participate in a program designed to help combat hunger for local kids who go without lunch during the spring break. From now until Friday, March 22, the Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center’s True Neighborhood Teens are seeking donations for the annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Project, which aims to serve 150 children in Garden Grove’s Buena Clinton neighborhood.

Donations of peanut butter, jars of jelly, and loaves of bread can be dropped off at the recreation counter located in Garden Grove City Hall, at 11222 Acacia Parkway, or the Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center, at 12661 Sunswept Ave.

As one of Garden Grove’s most ethnically-diverse and youth-populated areas, the Buena Clinton neighborhood is comprised of over 4,000 residents who reside in a quarter of a square-mile of apartment complexes.

Last year, with the help from the community, approximately 140 kids were given peanut butter and jelly care packages.

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Project is organized by the True Neighborhood Teens, a group of teenagers who reside in the Buena Clinton neighborhood dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for themselves and their peers.

Through resources provided by the Buena Clinton Youth and Family Center, members of True Neighborhood Teens are given leadership roles that create opportunities to give back, enhance, and strengthen the neighborhood’s image, while creating a sense of place within their community.

For more information, contact Youth Coordinator Josue Barreiro at josueb@ggcity.orgor call (714) 741-5776.


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