HUDSON – The Hudson Girl Scouts celebrated the holiday season by helping those in need.
On Dec. 21, members of Hudson Girl Scout Troop 83846 packed food to benefit Bright Eyed Inc., a Lunenburg-based organization that provides food to roughly 90 local students struggling with food insecurity.
The scouts, who ranged in age from 7 to 9, filled bags with 17 different food items.
“It’s the thought of donating to others. They know these are going to kids that aren’t as fortunate as them. By putting these kits together they’re helping the community and making sure that everybody has enough food,” said Assistant Scout Leader April Winder.
Sasha Wood – a Bright Eyed Inc. volunteer – said that the Girl Scouts will learn an important lesson by packing the meals.
“They may see some of the kids in school in some of their classes… It becomes a lot more real for them when they meet the kids who are receiving the kits that they donated their time to back,” said Wood. “It’s a nice full-circle moment when they can connect the dots and realize that there are kids in town [that] have a need… This is local. It’s in their schools. That part makes it really nice.”