Saturday, April 13, 2013

Helping Hands Food Drive

Girl Scouts Lend a “Helping Hand” with Council-Wide Food Drive

Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, in partnership with TowneBank, Walmart and media sponsors -Tidewater Parent Magazine, WAVY-TV 10, Face of Fox43 and Adams Outdoor - will be hosting the 2013 Helping Hands Food Drive on May 4 from 9 noon. Girl Scouts, and friends from the public, are invited to collect non-perishable food items and bring their donations to area Walmarts where volunteers will receive, sort and load the donations onto food bank trucks.

Hunger affects many residents of our community. They may be homeless, parents working for low wages, residents suffering from the recent loss of a job or senior citizens living on fixed incomes. The Girl Scouts are taking action to help those in need through this community service project.

As part of the food drive effort, Girl Scouts are challenged to hold collection drives at schools, churches and other venues in the community during April. The collected food will be brought to the Walmart locations on May 4. Girl Scouts who participate may enter a collection contest! The contest rules, along with tips and a public service announcement, can be found on the Council's website.

Get involved and lend a hand. Make a difference, because no child deserves to go to bed hungry.