Girl Scouts spread love to local heroes through cookie donations

Firefighters in Fort Wayne with their cookies donated by Troop #368. (Photo Provided)

Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana (GSNI-M) are donating cookies to local first
responders, nurses and volunteers on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. This “thank you” donation effort is made possible by local Girl Scout troops and through the new online cookie initiative, Girl Scouts Cookie Care.

Girl Scout cookie donations, in addition to homemade art and cards of encouragement, have been shared by local troops to various organizations such as the Fort Wayne Fire Department, Fort Wayne Police Department, Parkview Hospital, St. Joseph County 9-1-1, Spectrum Health, Lincoln Township Fire Department, Lincoln Township Police Department, and La Porte Hospital in hopes of bringing encouragement to those frontline workers.

Girl Scouts Cookie Care was implemented, not only to bring cookie sales virtually, but to provide cookie donations to connect Girl Scouts and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Girl Scouts Cookie Care lets shoppers share the cookie love beyond their own home by donating cookies to a charitable organization chosen by the Girl Scouts troop or council.

To contribute to the cookie donations or to learn more about Girl Scout Cookie Care, visit