The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana are inviting all Girl Scouts, Girl Scout volunteers, community members, and businesses to help them this holiday season feed the hungry children, women, and men of greater Chicago and northwest Indiana. With the theme “Help Girl Scouts help others and make someone’s world a better place,” the Girl Scouts kicked off their drive efforts this past Tuesday on ABC Channel 7.
Food items, such as canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, cereal, rice, pasta, tuna, soup, and beans may be dropped off until December 23, 2008, at any of the six Girl Scout Centers or Dominick’s food stores. The food collected will be distributed to families and individuals in need by three food depositories: Northern Illinois Food Depository, Chicago Food Depository, and Northwest Indiana Food Depository.
Internally, the Girl Scouts have issued a “Power of One” challenge to themselves to collect one can or food item per Girl Scout, or 94,000 food items. For every ten food items dropped off at a Girl Scout Center or Dominick’s, a Girl Scout will receive one entry into a drawing for a free Girl Scout Council Program Activity for her entire Girl Scout troop. This activity can be chosen from among the 1,500 offerings on the Girl Scout Web site www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org and is worth up to $10 per girl and adult.