The cookie selling season may beÂ over, but that does not mean cookie-related work is done for one local Girl Scout Troop, who spent time Monday night (March 24) donating 180 pounds of the goodies to the White Center Food Bank. Troop #42263Â hadÂ seven young ladies, ages 8-12, selling cookies this year. Collectively they sold over 7100 boxes of cookies, which included an impressive 296 boxes in donations for the food bank. If you do the cookie math, that is almost $1200 collected inÂ 17 days! While manyÂ ScoutsÂ collect donationsÂ for the popularÂ “Operation Cookie Drop,” this troop learnedÂ theÂ program was so successful that cookies were actually going to waste instead of being enjoyed. That did not sit well with the girls, who decided to actively collect for their localÂ food bank instead. A parent of one of the girls shared how he knew of stale cookies being ‘dumped’ at local bases, which provided a great treat for the local birds instead of the soldiers they were intended for. “That is not right to spend money onÂ cookies to feed the birds,” said one Girl Scout. “There are hungry people here we could help instead.” And so the idea of helping less fortunate neighbors was born. “I am kinda glad people who do not have money are getting food here,” another Girl Scout added. “Now they can focus on something else to help them do better.” Here are some photos of the girls: ]]>
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