Dozens of Girl Scouts have pledged to take a stand against hunger in November.
On Saturday, November 1, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., they’ll fill backpacks of food at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo.
The backpacks will be packed with cereal, juice, fruit cups and microwavable meals. They’ll be distributed to kids who are hungry.
Last year, the Northeast Iowa Food Bank distributed more than six million pounds of food to people living in 16 counties.
According to Robyn Smuck, leadership and experience manager for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, the event came to be due to the decision of the Girl Scout council to make 2014 the year of service for the Girl Scouts. Smuck said the goal for the year was to reach 100,000 hours of service across the council.
For 2013 Feeding America reported that 14.3 million kids live in poverty which is equal to just under 20% of the total population.
To hear more on what Smuck had to say on the Girl Scouts Stand Against Hunger, watch the video below.