Chapman said her daughter found out that a classmate might not have enough food to eat at home and wanted to help.
"She got fixated on [another child] she went to school with," Chapman told GMA. "It became apparent to me that [the child] didn't have a great home life. My advice to her was, 'Go ahead and love from afar because they don't have everything you have.'"
The little girl started her PB&J campaign in April with the hopes of collecting 10 million jars and received donations from as far away as Canada. Her mom said her daughter is thrilled with the support so far.
“We are getting more and more peanut butter and jelly so we could have some for the children that have hot lunch and so they could have peanut butter and jelly for the summer,” Eva Chapman said in a video interview with Volusia County Schools.
The little girl starts first grade this fall.