During 2015-16, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida is rolling out a council-wide program theme built around a specific cause – something that is a need within our local community right now that we can all rally around in the coming membership year. In true Girl Scouts fashion as a girl-led organization, we asked you to take charge in deciding which cause you are most passion about and want to support.
The votes have been tallied…
You made the decision…
The cause with the most votes is…
Stop Summer Hunger
Why is this cause significant?
One in six people in West Central Florida live with daily hunger. There are people in our community that don’t know when their next meal is coming. Many at-risk students won’t eat enough over the weekend, during school vacations or the summer months. These students might be sitting right next to you in class every day without you ever knowing.
How can girls Take Action?
In the coming membership year, Girl Scouts of all ages will be doing their own part to help combat hunger. Together we will learn more about children who do not have access to food. Help be a part of the solution and see how Girl Scouts of West Central Florida can ensure children have enough food to eat while school is out of session.
GSWCF is working with other nonprofit organizations throughout our council to establish programs for our troops to take part in and support this much needed cause. More information detailing these programs will be shared very soon. Start brainstorming ways you and your troop can Take Action. To get you started, are a few activity ideas:
- Donate food to your local food pantry
- Organize a food drive
- Partner with a local food pantry and stuff backpacks for kids to take home over the summer
Throughout the year, we will all do our part to fight hunger. This will all culminate in a council-wide Take Action Day to increase awareness as a collective force to Stop Summer Hunger and show the power of thousands of Girl Scouts working together to make a difference in our community.
In the meantime, we need your opinion once again. Be on the lookout in the weeks ahead for an email to vote for your favorite artwork to illustrate the Stop Summer Hunger campaign.
We hope you will join us on this exciting new endeavor. Working as a unified group to Stop Summer Hunger, we will make a huge impact in the lives of our neighbors, classmates and community.