A pre-Thanksgiving food drive by Mountlake Terrace Girls Scouts has become a big factor is helping a local food bank get prepared for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
Girl Scout Troop 41923 collected 1,440 pounds of food during a drive at Rogers Market in late November. The donations were recently delivered to the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank and are now being prepared for distribution to South Snohomish County residents in need.
While there was a short delay in getting the donations to the food bank, it may have worked out to be a fortunate change of plans. “The troop’s goal was to have the food delivered before Thanksgiving, but instead we helped the food bank get stocked up for the holidays,” said troop spokesperson Karin Rice.
The Concern for Neighbors Food Bank, 4700-228th St. S.W., distributes food to approximately 200 households per week on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. You can find more information about the food bank here.
— Story and photos by Doug Petrowski