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Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri and Schnuck Markets announce community service partnership benefiting military service personnel


St. Louis, MO – March 6, 2017 – Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri and Schnucks are teaming up to bring a sweet treat to military service members. Beginning on March 8, for every $4 donation a Schnucks customer makes to Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri through a Scan & Give campaign at checkout, a box of Girl Scout Cookies will be gifted to the USO of Missouri. The promotion is running in all 100 Schnucks locations and seven additional Girl Scout councils are participating. The three-week promotion ends on April 2, 2017.

“Schnucks continues to be very supportive of Girl Scouting and our mission of building future leaders,” said Bonnie Barczykowski, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. “This promotion enables our community to support Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri and potentially offers more community members the opportunity to provide a favorite national treat to our brave military service personnel.”

“We are proud of our longstanding partnership with the Girls Scouts throughout our trade areas,” said Joanie Taylor, Schnucks director of community relations. “As a company, we are dedicated to exploring new and different ways to partner with community groups, and this Scan & Give with the Girls Scouts and the USO is an excellent example of this commitment.”

Girl Scout councils of Central Illinois, Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, Eastern Missouri, Missouri Heartland, Southern Illinois, Southwest Indiana, Northern Illinois, and Wisconsin Badgerland are participating in the promotion, which will provide Girl Scout Cookies to their regional USO. To make a donation at the checkout, customers select a slip from the register tear pad and give it to the cashier to scan. The donation amount will be added to the customer’s bill. Store patrons have the option to donate in three different amounts up to $20.

“We are thrilled to be the beneficiary of this great partnership between Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri and Schnucks,” said Christine Trotter, USO of Missouri Director of Development. “Our military truly appreciate these sweet treats and know that Girl Scouts are always thinking about them.”