Troops representing different age levels in the Monroe-Woodbury Girl Scout Community again assisted Monroe Food Pantry organizers with the preparation of annual Thanksgiving food boxes for those in need.
During two different preparation days, completed outside following social distancing guidelines with included required mask wearing, the girls prepped the large boxes which included all the traditional food items used in making a Thanksgiving meal, plus turkeys and homemade apple pies made by girls as part of the Girl Scouts’ annual “Operation Apple Pie” initiative.
The boxes also included food items to provide food beyond Thanksgiving.
Sue Banville, one of the food pantry’s organizers, said the food pantry planned to make 60 boxes, but based on additional requests, ended up preparing and distributing 75 boxes.
“It was a hectic Saturday,” she added.
- Nancy Kriz