New! BEST Resources

The BEST Neighborhoods Division strives to enhance Plano neighborhoods through responsive programming and collaborative partnerships between neighborhoods, community volunteers, and various City departments to obtain long-lasting and tangible results.This Resources page is intended to help neighborhood leaders and residents incorporate best practices, connect to city resources (scroll to the bottom of the page), and learn practical tips on engaging neighbors.

We are always looking for new ideas to share with neighborhoods across Plano. How do you welcome new neighbors? Have you read a neighborhood-related book you would recommend to others? What icebreakers and activities have brought your neighborhood closer together? Do you have newsletter tips for other neighborhoods? Let us know!

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Contact BEST Neighborhoods by email or call 972-208-8150.

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  1. Nuttiest Neighborhood Award
  2. COVID-19
  3. Neighborhood Leadership
  4. Welcome Wagon
  5. Great Gatherings
  6. Helpful Readings
  7. Cool Content
  8. Crime Watch

mini flyer for Nuttiest Neighborhood Award, help collect 220,000 pound of peanut butterAre You the Nuttiest Neighborhood?

Partner with the City of Plano to help the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) reach their goal of collecting 220,000 pounds of peanut butter this year!

Here's the Scoop:

Every September the NTFB hosts a peanut butter drive to help combat hunger in Collin County. Mayor LaRosilliere says, “This is the time of year where our community comes together to spread hope with their generosity and care." For the second year, Plano Neighborhood Services is helping reach the 220,000 pounds of peanut butter goal by hosting the Nuttiest Neighborhood Award - an award given to the neighborhood that has collected the most jars per household.

Collections run Tuesday, September 1 through Wednesday, September 30, the neighborhood that collects the most peanut butter per household will be honored with the title of “The Nuttiest Neighborhood.” All registered neighborhood groups are encouraged to participate.

Due to COVID-19, the drive is going virtual which includes more ways to donate! 

Rules and Eligibility:

  • Read the COVID Peanut Butter Drive Handbook
  • Submit the entry form to the BEST Neighborhoods Division via email to Maria Castillo. Entry form will be open on September 1, 2020 and must be received by October 5.
  • Collect peanut butter only during the month of September (Sept 1 - Sept 30, 2020)
  • Collect and do any of the following:
    • Donate virtually at this link and your gift will be used to purchase peanut butter for the drive. Please see instructions on how to create your neighborhood team! (most preferred)
    • Direct drop off to Plano Campus donation door:

      North Texas Food Bank: HEB Door
      3677 Mapleshade Ln.
      Plano, TX 75075

    • Amazon – Order from Amazon or your grocery store and have the peanut butter delivered to the North Texas Food Bank Campus in Plano
  • Collections MUST be for the North Texas Food Bank. North Texas Food Bank is converting $1= 1 pound/16ox jar of Peanut Butter. A receipt of your donation from the NTFB with the final weight is required to submit an application.

For more information visit North Texas Food Bank Peanut Butter Drive