By Natalie Shaw, Director of Compliance, and Courtney Tramontana, Food Advocacy Coordinator
In November, a Girl Scout Troop visited the Pantry to help sort canned goods coming from the annual food drive held in local public schools. The girls weighed, sorted and inventoried non-perishable items from Ring Factory Elementary. Their scout leader commented after the visit, “I think it was a valuable learning experience for the girls and they were excited to see where all of the donations from the canned food drive at Ring Factory went. It was eye opening for parents too!” We are always happy to have volunteer groups come assist in our Food Pantry, especially during the holiday time when donations and pantry visits are high.
Then, in December, we had a very special project taking place at our agency: a Girl Scout Gold project to create art boxes for our waiting room.