(Girl Guides Canada)

Selling cookies outside grocery stores is no longer an option due to physical distancing initiatives but that’s not slowing down Girl Guides of Canada.

The group, known for selling cookies as a fundraiser to support programs that offer girls and young women opportunities to develop confidence and life skills, suspended all in-person activities on March 13th.

As a result, the Girl Guides’ annual spring campaign was brought to a halt. So they put out a call to grocery stores for help selling their cookies safely.


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In response, Save-On-Foods and Urban Fare will be stocking boxes of Girl Guides of Canada’s famous chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies at all 175 locations to help with their fundraiser.

“Save-On-Foods has a long history of supporting our communities, and we wanted to help Girl Guides with this fantastic tradition,” said Save-On-Foods president Darrell Jones.

“For many people, these cookies mark the start of spring, and we are happy to give our customers the chance to support Girl Guides by picking up a box or two next time they shop at Save-On-Foods.”

Over 210,000 boxes will be dispensed across the stores and are expected to hit the shelves as early as next week.

One box of cookies costs $5, with all proceeds going to Girl Guides of Canada. They will be available in store and online while supplies last.

Girl Guides programs include innovative STEM activities, outdoor adventures, discussions on mental health, and healthy relationships for girls aged five to 17 years old.