Cadettes working with food bank
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 30061 of Marion is working with Marion County Emergency Food Bank for their Silver Award, the highest award available to Cadette scouts.
Last week they volunteered at the food bank, helping stock shelves and learning from other volunteers what items the food bank tends to run short of. The volunteers said the food bank could use more pasta, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, pancake mix, and syrup.
For the next step of their project, the Cadettes will deliver grocery bags to Marion households on April 14. On April 19, they will pick up the bags for donations.
They hope the timing of the drive helps restock the food bank before summer, which is a lean time for donations and a busy time of need.
The troop’s project is called “Helping the Hunger of Marion County.”
To receive the Silver Award, each girl must put in at least 50 hours on the project, adult leader Bobbi Richmond said.