Cornerstone Christian students gather for PB & Joy

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Andresen/St. Johns -- Having already gathered more than 100 jars of peanut butter for charity, students at Cornerstone Christian School aren't done yet. The school joined the Clark County Joy Team recently to help the group in its PB & Joy Project goal of donating 1,300 peanut butter jars to the Vancouver hunger-relief charity Share. Share plans to then distribute the jars through its Backpack Program, which sends students in need home on the weekends with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food. Share reports more than 31,780 public school children in Clark County qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Cornerstone students have pledged to donate 100 peanut butter jars a month to the PB & Joy Project. Tracy Stevens, event coordinator at the school, said rather than merely give children cash to support the effort, many parents are having their kids perform tasks for dollars around the home so the students can donate their own money to help others.