Local Girl Scout Troop 41923 will be conducting its annual food drive at Roger’s Market, 23120-56th Ave. W., this Friday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Nov 22, with all food collected to be donated to the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank.
Hours are Friday, 5-7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This is the 17th year the troop has sponsored a drive on the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. “Each troop members has a two-hour shift so all the girls get a chance to help the community,” said Troop 41923 Assistant Leader Karin Rice. More than 1,500 pounds of food was donated in the 2014 effort.
Troop members not only collect food outside of Roger’s Market, but work on sorting and categorizing the donations, then deliver them to the food bank’s operation center in Mountlake Terrace.
Cash donations are also accepted, then used to purchase various items at Roger’s Market that are not normally donated but needed by the food bank.