(GARDEN CITY, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum (D - Great Neck) joined the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, DHL Express and her colleagues in government on Wednesday, April 17 to begin the delivery of nearly 75,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to American soldiers stationed overseas.
The cookies were gathered through “Operation Cookie,” a Girl Scouts initiative in which customers are invited to buy boxes of cookies for the troops as part of their annual order. The more than 1 million cookies contained within those boxes will provide “a much-needed taste of home” to Americans serving abroad.
“Operation Cookie advances the Girl Scouts’ ongoing mission of helping today’s girls become the leaders of tomorrow while honoring the courageous members of our Armed Forces,” Legislator Birnbaum said. “I am delighted this program continues to enjoy widespread support in Nassau County and hope the recipients can enjoy this token of our appreciation in good health and safety.”