FIRCREST — Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington recently donated more than 30,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies for distribution to home-bound seniors through Meals on Wheels People, more than doubling 2021’s donation. The cookies were delivered May 24 to the Meals on Wheels People Central Kitchen in Portland.
During the annual Girl Scout Cookie program, customers can opt to donate their purchased cookies through the Girl Scout Gift of Caring program. More than 57,000 boxes of cookies donated through the Digital Cookie platform are distributed to older adults and people in need throughout the region via several partnerships with social service agencies, including Meals on Wheels People.
“We’re delighted to present this Girl Scout Cookie donation on behalf of the Girl Scouts who worked hard to collect them and the generous customers who donated them,” said Shannon Evers, chief executive officer at Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. “Girls learn so much by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program — from goal setting to money management — and with the Gift of Caring program, they also learn first-hand the power of working together with others to give back to their community. It’s heart-warming to think about the joy these cookies will bring to local seniors, and our girls are truly proud of their part in that.”