Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Bronze Award Spotlight: Donations to the Pantry

Taking action to spread some joy is what Girl Scout Alexis did to earn her Girl Scout Bronze Award. She collected pantry donations from her community for a local church pantry. She brought resources in her community together for a good cause by creating handmade posters and a special video for friends and family to spread the word.

“At a few of our troop meetings, I asked my troop to help and we made flyers that could be placed in neighborhoods, asking for nonperishable food donations.” Alexis said. “I also asked my troop to help by giving donations of non-perishable food donations.” 

In total she, with the help of friends, were able to collect 136 non-perishable food items that were delivered to St. Pius X Church Food Pantry in Norfolk.

Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast (GSCCC) recognizes the need for food donations at this time and invites GSCCC Girl Scouts and friends to make a difference for families in need by getting involved in the July 30th food drive to support the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.  You may drop off any nonperishable food items at 2401 Aluminum Ave, Hampton. This will be a "drive by" donation effort and there are no tours of the Foodbank. Find details and register for this community service here.