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Girl Scout Goes for the Gold

Hello! My name is Alexa Evans and I am working on my Gold Award project for Girl Scouts. I am preparing the first Climate Action and Sustainability Plan for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. I am working hard to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions which helps to reduce their costs! This way the Food Bank can use the money they saved to help people in need. In the plan I am writing about the measures they have already taken to be “green” and calculate the benefits of those measures. I will also be making future recommendations for the Food Bank so they can continue in the future to lower their greenhouse gas emissions. I will also make recommendations that will help them take the steps towards becoming a green business.

We’ll keep you updated with Alexa’s findings here! Now tell us your tips for “going green”.

 

Girl Scouts in Action

We are very fortunate to have so many active Girl Scouts in our two counties who so often think of the Food Bank when having dances or creating a community service project. For example:

Glorietta Elementary School in Orinda just had a father-daughter dance and asked everyone to bring in nonperishable food. Troop #30667 in Danville just held a dance and soon Del Rey Elementary in Orinda and Valle Verde Elementary in Walnut Creek will be collecting nonperishable food at their father-daughter dances. We make it easy by bringing the barrel to you and picking up the food.

Girl Scout troops also brought food to the Food Bank at Family Volunteer Day. Troop # 20305 in Benicia collected food and delivered it in a decorated  box.. When people ask me what food we like, I ask if children will be helping to buy the food. Then I recommend that the children select some of the food so they feel a part of the giving. Peanut butter always tops the charts.

In January, we received a $25 check from with the attached note:

“Hi, my name is Lauren and I am a Girl Scout in Lafayette. One of the badges is the “Sign of the Sun” Live the Girl Scout Promise. I have been collecting plastic bottles and aluminum cans for a long time and after I saw your article in the Lafayette Today newspaper, I wanted to start donating the money I collect to the Food Bank. I plan to continue doing this but enclosed is a start”.

WOW! We were so impressed when we opened up the envelope and read the letter that we just had to share this story with our readers. We love your creative ways to collect money and food to help our mission of “Working to end hunger”.