Local Girl Scout Daisy Troop 1001 worked hard to help collect food during a recent regional Girl Scout food drive, and the girls managed to gather almost 600 items to contribute.
The Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast (made up of all the girls in the program in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina) collected over 10,000 pounds of food total during their Helping Hands Food Drive on May 4, food that went to the Virginia Peninsula and other food banks in the region. Girl Scouts collected, sorted and loaded food donations at their local Walmarts on May 4, and they also worked to collect food from their communities before the collection day.
The 13 kindergarteners and first graders in Daisy Troop 1001 collected almost 600 items for the event by going door-to-door asking for items from friends and neighbors, which they gathered in boxes they had decorated.
According Girl Scouts spokeswoman Kaitlin Smith, two volunteer vans were needed to transport the Daisy Troop’s items to Walmart. Then, the girls worked in teams to transfer the donations they had collected from the vans into the truck of the Grove Christian Outreach Center, a partner agency of The Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula.