GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Girl Scout Troop 1423 is benefiting Greater Lafayette with its "Little Free Pantry."
The troop built two small house-shaped cabinets. It works as a free public-access pantry for packaged and canned foods. One is located at Klondike Elementary School and the other is at Edgelea Elementary School. The troop is based at Klondike but through research, they learned the Edgelea neighborhood could also benefit from having a pantry in that location.
People are encouraged to take the food they need and those who can donate are encouraged to help keep the pantry stocked.
Both pantries have been up for less than a month and troop members are happy people are taking the food.
"I'm super happy that people are actually using it and that our troop helped the community," said troop member Avery Wills.
"I also like that people also have been putting food into the pantry and helping the community too," added troop member Ava Hunley.
"It gives all the girl scouts a good feeling inside," said troop member Morgan Saunders.
These troop members say while they're helping others, they also gained a lesson about the importance of teamwork.
"We made it better than we could have done one person," said Hunley.
"I like that everybody put their share into it and it wasn't just some other group that did it, everybody participated," added Saunders.
This project helped the girls get their Bronze award. They were able to pay for the supplies to build the pantries with money raised from last year's girl-scout cookie sales.