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Girl Scouts surpass goal in food drive for Good Cheer | NOTABLE

Taryn Henny collects donations on behalf of the South Whidbey Girl Scouts Service Unit 151 for the Good Cheer Food Bank.  - Tonya Henny photo
Taryn Henny collects donations on behalf of the South Whidbey Girl Scouts Service Unit 151 for the Good Cheer Food Bank.
— image credit: Tonya Henny photo

South Whidbey Girl Scouts from Service Unit 151 collected more than 467 pounds of food this month to donate to the Good Cheer Food Bank.

The scouts set up outside of grocery stores on South Whidbey on Nov. 2 and Nov. 9 to collect food. The girls braved the cold to let people know what they were doing in the community and asked for donations.

About 110 girls from seven different troops participated in the drive.

Initially their goal was to collect more than 200 pounds. Scout leader Ashley Messina said all of the girls were ecstatic to have collected so much.

“We were amazed to see those numbers on the scale,” she said.

The girls also collected a total of $602 in donations for their dry-soup kits. The girls will use the money for ingredients to make soup mixes and donate to Good Cheer. People can pick up the soup kits for zero points at the food bank. The money leftover from kits will be donated to Good Cheer as well.

 

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