Saturday, May 6, 2017

Troop 1120 Food Drive

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 1120 held their eighth annual food drive on April 22 to benefit the Parish Thrift Food Pantry in Poquoson. The troop chose a theme— The Great Food Raise— for this year’s event. The troop members challenged on another to collect at least 25 pounds of food prior to April 22. On the day of the food drive, the girls brought all of the food that they had collected and then went door-to-door in the community to collect non-perishable food items.

After collecting donations, the girls returned to the Parish Thrift Food Pantry, where they sorted the food. They then organized it on the shelves at the food pantry so that it would be ready to serve people in need.

During this year’s food drive, the troop members collected more than 560 pounds of food, an increase of nearly 60 pounds from last year’s collection.

Community service has been a cornerstone of Girl Scouting since the organization was founded 105 years ago. Girl Scout Troop 1120’s food drive is just one of the many ways that Girl Scouts are making a positive impact on their community.