Operation "Cookie" ships out from NJ for Iraq and Afghanistan

    By: Tom MacDonald

    A New Jersey Girl Scout Troop is sending a taste of home to the military troops overseas.

    By: Tom MacDonald
    tmacdonald@whyy.org

    A New Jersey Girl Scout Troop is sending a taste of home to the military troops overseas.

    Transcript:
    Over 12,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies are being shipped from a New Jersey Girl Scout troop in a refrigerated container to Iraq and Afghanistan as part of Operation Cookie. Caren Bianco is the leader of Troop 1868, which is made up of high school aged girls. She says the cookie drop is designed to show the troops people at home still care.

    Bianco: “As one of my girls put it there’s really not a lot of ways a high school student or a 9th grader can really make a difference and this was one way that they really felt that they could show the soldiers that we support them and that we are still thinking about them.”

    The cookies will be distributed to the food service operations of the various bases.

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