Girl Scouts of Western PA Troop 20416
Fall Food Share Food Drive
With the support of Giant Eagle, Citizens Bank, the Girls Scouts of Western Pennsylvania, and countless community volunteers, the Fall Food Share takes place annually at participating Giant Eagle locations in October and November. Last year, this food drive generated 17,796 pounds of food for the Westmoreland County Food Bank and raised more than $23,000. Debra Bell generously coordinates participation of her Troop members at this event each year.
How have you been affected by hunger?
I grew up in a family where both of my parents had to work more than one job to put food on the table. However, we were lucky enough to always have what we needed. Over the years, our Girl Scout troop has welcomed girls from all economic levels.
How has the Westmoreland County Food Bank impacted your life?
Our troop has participated in the Fall Food Share food drive for more than 15 years. Helping the Food Bank allows the girls to see that even little girls can make a difference in people’s lives. They have collected food, made birthday bags, and toured the Food Bank to see where the donations really work to help people.
What would you tell someone who may be thinking about donating to the Food Bank?
Donating to the Food bank helps so many people. Your donation gives families peace of mind and allows them to have one less burden. At this time of year, so many have to choose between whether they will be able to heat their home, buy the medicine, or feed their family.