Thousands of unsold boxes of Girl Scout cookies pile up in Alaska

Roughly 144,000 unsold boxes of Girl Scout cookies are piled up in living rooms across Alaska, after the selling season was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Worse than customers not being able to find Thin Mints is the fact that Girl Scouts Alaska depends heavily on cookie sales to fund scholarships for members and to pay its staff. Relief came on Monday in the form of a forgivable small business loan, part of Congress’s coronavirus relief aid. “It’s our bridge to keep things going,” said the head of Alaska Girl Scouts. In the meantime, members have turned to selling cookies online. Anchorage Daily News has the story.

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