By Kathy Brown.
Two Haddam Girl Scouts wanted to bring awareness to the Haddam Food Bank. “[It] is in need of food year round, especially during the warmer months,” said Lori Lloyd, Girl Scout Leader of Troop #63451. “People are usually more giving during the holidays,” she said, but people are in need of food all year round.
The Food Journey, which includes a Take-Action Project, must be completed before the scouts can earn their Gold Award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouts. Lexi Lloyd and Anna Mercier took to the small screen to deliver their message on YouTube. They sought help from the High School, in the form of a videographer. Chuck Lewis, part of the Technology Education Faculty at Haddam-Killingworth High School, recommended Damaris Williams, who shot the video for the scouts.
“When we made this video,” said Mrs. Lloyd, “the shelves looked bare!” The Food Bank keeps a box outside for donations in case you want to drop off when the Food Bank isn’t open. When your garden is overflowing with zucchini and tomatoes this summer, keep the Haddam Food Bank in mind!
The Haddam Food Bank is located at 11 Jail Hill Road in Haddam, in the Town Annex building. Their regular hours are Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Thursday 1:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. They are also open by appointment on Mondays.
“The Girl Scouts did a great job. I really appreciate all their hard work and efforts to bring awareness to our community and their needs,” said Jessica Condil, Haddam Social Services Coordinator. “It is a team effort to help our neighbors in need and they are a fine example of young ladies making a difference in their community.”
Check out their video HERE.