In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, girl scout cookie season looks different this year, with cookies now being sold inside grocery stores, rather than outside of them. 

On March 21, the Girl Scouts of Western Washington and QFC announced that the grocery chain will sell Girl Scout Cookies at 56 stores throughout western Washington.

“QFC is excited to support local Girl Scout troops as they adapt and adjust their cookie-selling during the pandemic,” said Chris Albi, President of QFC. “We understand the importance of health and safety, so this is a great opportunity to help the girls continue their fundraising efforts while providing our customers with delicious cookies.”

Before the partnership, Girl Scouts in western Washington had been selling Girl Scout Cookies online during the pandemic. Online sales are officially over, but boxes can be purchased at the select QFC locations through May 30. 

Eight types of cookies are being sold, and include Thin Mints, Samoas, tagalongs, Lemon-Ups, Trefoils, S’mores, Do-Si-Dos, and gluten-free Toffee-Tastics. All proceeds of cookie sales will go directly to local Girl Scout troops. 

“We’re so grateful for this partnership with QFC because it’s an extension of our annual cookie program, which is our biggest source of funding for Girl Scouts. QFC is helping us expand the customer base for cookie sales, and in turn, creating more opportunities for our Girl Scouts,” said Megan Ferland, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western Washington. By buying Girl Scout Cookies at QFC, you’re directly supporting the Girl Scouts we serve since all the money is staying local.”

Sales during cookie season fuel annual funds for girl scouts to partake in activities and programs, such as summer camp. They state that each box of cookies purchased makes a direct impact in the community by powering empowering experiences for young girls. 

To find a QFC location selling Girl Scout Cookies near you, use the store locator

Erin Freeman

I graduated from Washington State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a specialization in rhetoric and professional writing. I also received a minor in political science. I joined the Lynnwood Times in February of 2020. To me, community newspapers affirm a sense of community by connecting people through the coverage of local stories and current events.

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