On Saturday 10/22/11, we had over 160 Girl Scouts (plus leaders) visit the Food Bank for a tour and help bag potatoes for the distribution the following week. The scouts learned about who we help and how we do it. The highlights are always the large scale to weigh the food on, the coolers, the freezer and some of the unusual food donations we receive.
Little did we know that these girl scouts of all ages would really embrace the task and bag thousands of potatoes. All of the agencies receiving the potatoes were very thankful because the potatoes were ready to go to clients. I am sure that night in their sleep, the scouts were counting to 10 over and over again. The scouts also brought in over 500 pounds of food and other scout troops will be hosting their own food drives for us in the next month.
The scouts were from Lafayette, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Brentwood, Antioch, Concord, Pleasant Hill and Benicia. It was such a success, I want to have another Girl Scout Only Day in the spring. Next time I will plan better for these super volunteers! GIRL SCOUTS ARE GREAT!