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Girl Scouts get lesson in hunger at East side pantry

Chris Caya/WBFO News

A local food pantry got a helping hand from the Girl Scouts on Wednesday. About a dozen scouts and brownies helped pack groceries for distribution at the Response To Love Center on Kosciuszko St. The center's director, Sister Mary Johnice, says the girls learned what the meaning of hunger is and how big of an issue it is, especially on Buffalo's East Side.

"'We have 502 children that we've served in this past month and 85 babies," said Johnice.

Girl Scouts of Western New York Sr. Vice President Morgan Williams-Bryant says the girls are also holding a month-long food drive in April to help the Food Bank.

"It gives them a broader sense of what it really is for families to be in hunger," said Williams-Bryant. "Our girls will be able to take action in helping to supply some of the foods that they have."

Williams-Bryant says the "Girl Scouts Fight Hunger" project will help raise the girl's awareness about hunger in the community and across the world.