Several Brighton Girl Scouts have teamed up with Brighton area Cub Scouts to conduct a community food drive to benefit Brighton area food pantries this month. Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts have collected food outside of the Brighton King Soopers for the past couple of weeks.
Jessica, a Girl Scout Brownie from Brighton, came up for the idea for this project after her family had to get food from one of the food pantries to feed her family.
“She wanted to help because the food pantry didn’t have a lot of food when we visited,” said her mother, Sarah.
“I’m excited to help people who are hungry, “ said Jessica.
“Helping people – that’s just what Girl Scouts do, and be nice,” commented Girl Scout Hannah, who also helped with this project.
The group has collected lots of food, and will start delivering it to the area food pantries this weekend. During their delivery they will also get a special behind the scenes tour of what it takes to run a food pantry.
The Girl Scouts who helped out with this project are new to Girl Scouts (in fact they are part of Juliettes, or the individual girl program) and are very excited to be part of an organization that gives back to their community!