Girl Scouts Donate Cookies to Meals-On-Wheels
A troop of fourth-grade Girl Scouts from Oregon Episcopal School will donate 350 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to Loaves & Fishes Centers, The Meals-On-Wheels People. The cookies will be delivered to the Loaves & Fishes Centers’ Central Kitchen, located at 7710 SW 31st in Portland, on Friday, March 16, at 3 p.m.
The Girl Scouts have donated enough cookies to provide dessert for 750 seniors. Loaves & Fishes Centers serves 5,000 meals each weekday to seniors in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties.
The gift is a result of the Gift of Caring campaign held during the Girl Scouts’ annual cookie sale earlier this month. Area Girl Scouts asked people to purchase a box of Girl Scout Cookies to donate to homebound seniors served by Loaves & Fishes Centers.
“We are delighted with the donation from the Girl Scouts,” said Loaves & Fishes Centers Executive Director Joan Smith. “Not only does it represent a substantial savings to us, but it helps involve children with volunteering and the elderly in their community.”
About Loaves & Fishes Centers: Since 1970 Loaves & Fishes Centers has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 36 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals-On-Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of more than 9,500 volunteers, the nonprofit, secular organization now serves 5,000 meals daily and 1.2 million meals each year. Visit: www.feedseniors.org