DeKalb County buys 20,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies
“This is about investing in the future of the young girls of DeKalb County,” said Michael Thurmond, CEO of DeKalb County.
DEKALB COUNTY, Georgia – DeKalb County on Tuesday morning announced plans to buy around 20,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies as Metro Atlanta Girl Scouts sits on nearly $ 3 million worth of cookies they are struggling to sell due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s not just about buying Girl Scout cookies,” said Michael Thurmond, CEO of DeKalb County. “This is about investing in the future of young girls in DeKalb County. Without the cookie program, many girls from low-income households would not be able to afford Girl Scout. Every box sold gives a girl a greater opportunity to lead and be successful. “
According to a press release, some of the cookies will be distributed during the county’s next food distribution, scheduled for Saturday, May 1, and the rest of the cookies will be donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
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Officials said the sale of these cookies accounts for nearly 20% of DeKalb County troops funding, which helps fund membership scholarships and other educational, social and civic programs.
Cookie lovers and supporters can purchase Girl Scout cookies here.