Daisy Scouts donate to food pantry

Daisy scouts who earned their Take Action patches by donating birthday supplies to the HOPE pantry included Althea Ovsenik, Dessiah Desmond, Gwyn Shafer, Hunter LeClair, Jillian Hodgeson and Olivia Hurst. Not pictured are Addy Jubenville and Shyla Hill. Courtesy photo

Daisy scouts who earned their Take Action patches by donating birthday supplies to the HOPE pantry included Althea Ovsenik, Dessiah Desmond, Gwyn Shafer, Hunter LeClair, Jillian Hodgeson and Olivia Hurst. Not pictured are Addy Jubenville and Shyla Hill. Courtesy photo

SWARTZ CREEK — Daisy Scout Troop 77465 from Morrish and Syring elementary schools earned their Take Action patches by donating birthday cake kits to the HOPE Community Pantry in Swartz Creek.

“These kindergarten and first-grade girls have been learning about making the world a better place,” said troop co-leader Laurie Shafer. “Out of several project ideas, they voted that they wanted to make birthday cake kits to help make sure families in need could have the chance to celebrate.”

The scouts sold cookies, raised funds and donated supplies and time to put together 16 cake kits. Each kit contains a disposable cooking pan packed with a cake mix, frosting, cooking oil, candles, matches, party invitations, plates, napkins and utensils.

The HOPE pantry is located at the grassy area in back of Centerpiece Plaza in downtown Swartz Creek across from Holland Square.