Feeding the Need
- In Minnesota, 1 in 6 children lives at risk of hunger.
- 600,000 Minnesotans are missing 100 million meals every year.
- More than 8,500 people per day use a food shelf in Minnesota.
- The need for food shelf assistance has increased 166% in the last decade.
Girl Scouts River Valleys is committed to making a difference, which is why we’ve teamed up with Second Harvest Heartland to take action against hunger.
Our Goal is Simple
We want to provide 20,000 pounds of food, or 16,000 meals, to those in need. Every 1.2 pounds of food donated provides one meal to a child in need.
We Reached Our Goal!
1,888 girls, along with Second Harvest Heartland, donated 25,823.25 pounds of food.
Feeding the Need Patch + Activities
All troops or Juliettes who completed their grade level’s activity plan, participated in the food drive and reported the number of pounds of food they donated were eligible to receive a free “Feeding the Need” patch for each girl.
Girl Scout Activity Plans
Fifth Harmony Concert
To celebrate the efforts of girls and troops who participated in Feeding the Need, a special Fifth Harmony concert just for Girl Scouts River Valleys was held!