Saturday, November 29, 2014

North Carolina Girl Scouts Host Food Drive

This fall, over 40 Girl Scouts from 11 different Girl Scout troops in the Outer Banks participated in a food collection drive to support local families in need. The Girl Scouts collected 931 pounds of food that they donated to the Roanoke Island Food Pantry and the Beach Food Pantry.

Members of Troop 2512 from Kill Devil Hills dropping off
the food donations that they collected
To collect the food, the girls distributed bags and fliers to friends in the community, and then went back to collect the donations. They also helped to unload the food at the donation sites, where it was weighed and sorted before being distributed to needy families in the Outer Banks.

“The Girl Scouts arrived at the drop off station full of excitement and joy,” Bob Noffsinger, a coordinator at the Roanoke Island Food Pantry, said. “This food drive was a great way to inspire the girls to be generous in service to others.”

In North Carolina, nearly 20 percent of residents are considered food insecure, meaning they do not have consistent and reliable access nutritional to food. Food drives, such as the one hosted by the Girl Scouts, help add a great variety to the food on the shelves at food banks.

For over 100 years, Girl Scouts have been committed to making the world a better place. From collecting food for those in need to tending to gardens at local schools and churches, Girl Scouts are committed to taking action to improve the community.