East Portland Girl Scouts donate cookies to homebound seniors

Learn how many boxes of cookies these outer East Portland Girl Scouts donated, and why they did it …

Madison, Lillian and Ava, members of Girl Scout Troop #10707 in the David Douglas Schools area of outer Southeast Portland, get ready to unload boxes of cookies at the Meals on Wheels People Central Kitchen.

By David F. Ashton

On Monday afternoon, August 31, members of Girl Scout Troop #10707 in outer Southeast Portland made the trip across the Willamette River, and west past Multnomah Village, to donate more than 100 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to be enjoyed by homebound seniors.

The girls smiled as they unloaded the cookies at the Meals on Wheels People Central Kitchen.

“This donation is really appreciated by our homebound participants – especially now,” assured Meals on Wheels People CEO Suzanne Washington.

Meals on Wheels People has been preparing and delivering nearly 8,000 meals daily since the pandemic began earlier this spring. “So many of those we serve are staying at home more than ever before, and have had no way to access a traditional Girl Scout cookie sale; so, this donation will really brighten their day!” Washington added.

The cookies donated by these East Portland Girl Scouts are sure to bring smiles to those served by this mobile food program.

“We provide ‘more than a meal’ to thousands of older adults in the greater Portland metro area,” Washington noted. “Our service not only alleviates hunger and social isolation, but allows seniors to live independently, with dignity, in their own homes.”

To learn more about Meals on Wheels People, CLICK HERE to visit their website.

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