The Girl Scout Troop 1621 Community Pantry Box

"... for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’  And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ "    (Matthew 25:35-36, 40)

          Girl Scout Troop 1621 built a community pantry as their Bronze Award project. The girls decided this project was a sustainable way to help people in their community. The girls drew up plans for the pantry box. Next they visited local groups such as Exit 0 & My Dog Eats First and presented their idea to them to get their support and backing. Next Troop 1621 built the box doing the work themselves with help from a few adult volunteers.

     Realizing that many of the homeless in the area have pets, the members of Toop 1621 decided that the pantry box should have four shelves for  different types of items. One shelf is dedicated to pet food, treats and water for cats and dogs. Another shelf has food and water for people. And a  shelf was added containing personal care products as well as a shelf for books.

     All items are free for those having need. And, anyone who desires to support the pantry and help restock it as the need arises can find Girl Scout Troop 1621's pantry in front of Taggart Hall on Chestnut Street in downtown Jeffersonville.

Visit us on Facebook for more information about our Community Pantry Box
at First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville