Penny and Addie are proud members of Girl Scouts troop #65113 and are collecting money to purchase and donate Girl Scout cookies to the Thornton Township Food Assistance program.

The troop has volunteered and packed boxes at the food pantry in the past, so it's a place and a cause near and dear to these young leaders. Their hope is that a surprise box of Thin Mints nestled into the weekly food boxes will offer recipients an unexpected bit of joy in an otherwise dreary month.

If you're interested in donating boxes to the food pantry, please drop the girls an email at for more details.

Penny and Addie will personally return emails. This is a girl-led business and they are ready to work!