MOORHEAD — The "PB Brigade" at Eventide on Eighth in south Moorhead gathered Monday, Nov. 22, to slap together the best peanut butter sandwiches in town.
The sandwiches are given by the seniors to Moorhead high students who are lifting weights as part of a team sport.
Since not all students get breakfast or the protein they need for fuel, the PB Brigade makes hundreds of sandwiches a week for the football players and others who need it.
On Monday, Nov. 22, two players came to Eventide to thank the brigade for their peanut butter sandwiches.
"It was sweet; it brought a smile to my face just listening to everybody, listening to their stories and where they are from," said Moorhead High School student Jamal Dixon.
"It's a really cool thing for us," said Moorhead student Jack Teiken. "We get to reap the benefits of them being compassionate people and trying to help out people in their community. It's something that we are really grateful for."
More than 60 years separate the chefs and the athletes, but the generational gap has been bridged by the PB Brigade for a year and a half.
"When you're specifically talking about athletes, you want kids to have that opportunity and that goal to play at the next level, and nutrition is a big part of that and some families don't have the means to make that happen," said Moorhead high coach Kevin Feeney. "So, it's really special that Eventide has jumped on board with us and (is) really supporting us. And hopefully down the road, they're going to reap the benefits and watch these kids play on Saturdays."