(CNN) – With the pandemic continuing, Girl Scouts of America (GSUSA) are getting creative for cookie season. Next to the safe personal sale is the beloved Cookies are being sold online for a second year and for the first time through the Grubhub grocery delivery service.
The national bureau announced the partnership earlier this month as cookie season kicked off. The grocery delivery service is currently being deployed in select markets, and more cities will be added as the season progresses. Grubhub waives all fees for the Girl Scouts in order to enable this option for the sale without reducing the proceeds of the troops and councils depending on the organization.
To kick off the partnership, Grubhub is delivering cookies free of charge until February 14 with a minimum purchase price of $ 15.
“We pride ourselves on the resourceful way Girl Scouts safely run their cookie businesses and use their revenues to make the world a better place,” said Judith Batty, CEO of GSUSA, in a statement.
“This season, our girls will continue to exemplify what the Cookie program taught them – how to think like entrepreneurs, use innovative sales tactics, and develop new business methods when things don’t go according to plan.”
The partnership aims to give local girl guides experience in entrepreneurship. Local forces track and fulfill orders, manage inventory, and more – all using Grubhub’s back-end technology.
“The Cookie program ensures that Girl Scouts thrive in communities across the country. It has been shown to empower girls and help them become successful in life,” said Batty.
For online sales, customers can use the cookie finder to connect to a local portal if they don’t know of local troop members. Some areas have already sold cookies online, but the option will be available nationwide on Monday.
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