SANTI, California – If there’s one thing one can hope for in Santi every year, it’s the taxes, the Santa Claus of the Salvation Army դուրս Girl Scouts selling their famous cookies.
This year, American Girl Scouts had 15 million boxes of unsold cookies, and the company is battling for expiration dates to sell all the treats.
You will not be able to satisfy your own craving for Caramel deLites or Lemonades. But you can be sure that they are not wasted in Sante.
Extra cookies are not available for individual purchase, but anyone can buy cookies that will be donated to the first responders, food banks բանկ other worthy reasons.
Here are five things you need to know about cookie mix.
1. Why didn’t they sell?
The organization blames the ongoing coronavirus epidemic on oversupply of cookies. Epidemic warnings have forced many troops to cancel the traditional sale of their pavilion, according to The Associated Press and other news outlets.
Early in the spring, when cookies began to be sold, COVID-19 precautions were still in place; virus cases were almost at their peak, hundreds of female spies avoided selling the person; instead, they focused on moving inventory through online sales.
The organization, which will celebrate its 110th anniversary next year, created Virtual cookie pavilions to keep scouts safe while still selling cookies. Individual troops create links և People who need to fix Girl Scout cookies can order them through an app or text message.
In New Mexico, girl scouts began to create and try to sell cookies in pavilions without contact delivery. Rebecca Latham, executive director of the New Mexico Trails Girl Scouts, told the Associated Press.
In January, The girls’ spies collaborated with Grubhub, who agreed to waive his payments, sell or deliver cookies.
But despite these efforts, 15 million boxes of unsold cookies remain.
“It’s unbelievable, but given that this is a girls-led program, most cookies are sold in person, which was to be expected,” Kelly Paris, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Girl Scouts, told the Associated Press.
2. How many are usually sold?
In a typical year, female spies sell about 200 million boxes or so Biscuits worth $ 800 million,
Troops in the Latham area typically sell 805,000 boxes of cookies, but this year they sold less than 600,000, according to the Associated Press.
Despite low sales expectations this year, “orders for cookies made by its 111 local councils with bakers last fall were still very optimistic,” Paris told the Associated Press.
3. How to donate?
Donate Girl Scout Cookies One box costs $ 5, no shipping costs. About 5,000 boxes of cookies have been donated so far.
The girl spies aim to donate out of the remaining 1.3 million boxes for which they are financially responsible.
The two bakeries have about 12 million boxes of unopened cookies, while the Girl Scout Council has the remaining 3 million, according to the Associated Press.
It is forbidden to sell bakery products directly to consumers, as the organization does not want to reduce the convenience and specificity of the annual sale of cookies. Bakeries may be able to sell directly to institutional buyers, such as prisons.
4. What is the financial impact?
Local councils will not be financially accountable for the 12 million boxes in the two bakeries, but they will be responsible for the 3 million boxes they have.
Latham told the Associated Press that the loss of sales on his board would affect the organization’s ability to invest in improving infrastructure in girls’ scout camps and holding some staff positions.
5. Will they get lost?
Yes, cookies have a shelf life of 12 months.
Expect the Girl Scouts to return in full force next year. “Membership, which declined during the epidemic, is already recovering,” Paris told the Associated Press.
Some coronavirus-related changes, such as the partnership with Grubhub, are likely to continue in the next cookie season, Paris told the AP, but the female spies want to reopen their booths next year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.