MIAMI (CBS4) – School may be out but this summer two girl scout troops are keeping busy by giving back to their community.

The troops have teamed up with “Color Me Mine”, a local business in Aventura, to make new bowls for local food pantry “LifeNet 4 Families”.

“We think it’s an amazing community service activity for the girls to work with LifeNet. There’s an average of 50-70 people a day that they feed,” said troop leader and mom, Patty Kopelman.

The girls are just as enthusiastic about the work their doing to help the pantry.

“It feels really good helping people,” explained 9-year old, Elizabeth Moreno.

But more than just new bowls, the girls have committed to collecting food to stock the pantry’s shelves.

“We’re going to do a food drive and have the girls bring food out and the soup bowls, along with helping to serve and stock the food shelves,” said Kopelman.

This is just one of the community projects the girls are involved with throughout the year.

“We do community service and raise money to do things that help other people,” said 7-year old Amanda Kopelman.

It’s a lesson their leaders are proud to see the girls learn.

“I think that is one of the most important things as a troop leader and a mom. To make sure that all of these kids walk away with a sense of community,” said Kopelman.

For more information on creative ways you can connect with your community, give Neighbors 4 Neighbors a call at 305-597-4404.


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