December 2, 2012 (Alpine) -- On Wednesday, November 28, members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 6279 of Alpine worked like elves in the Alpine Food Bank workshop packaging bulk rice and pasta. The girls decorated and packaged over 200 one-pound bags of rice and pasta that will be distributed by the Alpine Food Bank to needy East County families.
Members of Girl Scout Troop 6279 with their Holiday staples packages at the Alpine Food Bank, pictured from left to right, Back Row: Julia Tompkins, Kate Duffy, Claire Doucet . Front Row: Gracie Wyse, Danika Dabbs, Carlita Coleman, Brinleigh Aland and Kenzie Wray. Not pictured: Rori McCarthy, Karlee Dillon, Carly Hodgson and Carli Sheker.
Volunteering at the food bank is part of the troop’s “Feed Alpine” project to earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. Earning the Bronze Award helps Girl Scouts learn to plan, implement and complete a project to benefit their community while developing more confidence, meeting new people and learning to work together to make a difference. Earlier this month, the troop conducted a food drive at Alpine Albertsons, collecting over 375 pounds of nonperishable food items for their local food bank.
Per Joe Chaffe, Alpine Food Bank Coordinator, the food bank assists 165-200 families each week. The Alpine Food Bank at the Bethel Christian Assembly, 1929 Arnold Way, is always grateful for both food and financial donations. They can be contacted at 619-445-5508.