By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager
The girls from Girl Scout Junior Troop 30945 in Greene wanted to make a difference in their community. So when they were working on earning their Girl Scout Bronze Award, they decided to take on the issue of hunger.
The girls talked about different organizations that help with hunger in the area and found a program called “Blessings in a Back Pack.”
They got in touch with the committee that ran the program and some members went to a troop meeting to explain the program and the importance of children getting well balanced meals each they. The girls found out that many area children benefit from the program by receiving meals over the weekend and during the summer. The committee bags up food for those that qualify and the bags are sent home with them on Fridays during the school year.
So the girls then wondered: “how can we help?”
They came up with the idea to go shopping for food. They each donated $5 and the troop donated $50 to buy food. The girls met during the summer to help bag up food for the summer program. The girls helped bag over 500 bags of food in the month of July.
The girls then made a big collage with pictures of them shopping and helping out and added a fact about the program and then presented the project to a local Cadette troop and explained the Blessings in a Back Pack project and answered questions.
The poster can be seen at the Greene Branch of Citizens Bank.
Way to go girls!
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