Each year, troops from Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council canvas neighborhoods collecting food for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and its local partner agencies to help fight hunger in our eight-county region.
The Girl Scout Food Drive is typically held in October and provides an opportunity for girls to learn about a need, take action, and change the world.
In 2021, over 850 Girl Scouts from Hornets’ Nest Council collected nearly 40,000 pounds of food during the Girl Scout Food Drive. This donation directly impacts the more than 553,000 people in our region who live at or below the poverty level.
The need has only escalated throughout and in the wake of the pandemic, with some estimates indicating that 100,000 more people entered poverty in our area. The Girl Scout Food Drive is critical in our local community’s fight against hunger, and your support means the world to those facing food insecurity.
We encourage Troops and Girl Scouts to begin distributing door hangers and yard signs in their communities starting on October 14, 2023, and return to collect food from neighbors on October 21 to bring to drop off locations.