SMYRNA-VININGS, GA— The coronavirus pandemic has expanded the number of ways you can get your Girl Scout Cookie fix in the Smyrna-Vinings area.
The pandemic also handed Girl Scouts a brand-new opportunity to learn in select cities served by the food delivery app Grubhub, according to a news release.
The partnership provides “a hands-on experience in managing e-commerce” for local Girl Scouts, who will track and fulfill orders and manage inventory using Grubhub’s back-end technology.
As of publication Feb. 8, Grubhub's website indicates it does not deliver Girl Scout cookies in the Smyrna-Vinings area.
However, Girl Scouts will be selling cookies in front of stores and businesses, as they always do, but many are offering virtual sales — including Smyrna's Troop 17504. Orders from Troop 17504 will help contribute food for local food pantries.
Additionally, here are some in-person sales in the Smyrna-Vinings area:
100 Galleria Parkway, Ste. 120, Atlanta
GNC at Highland Station
4480 South Cobb Dr., Ste. E, Smyrna
Feb. 12-13; Feb. 15-17; Feb. 20
Yongsa Martial Arts
3246 Atlanta Road, Smyrna
You can also get your Girl Scout Cookie fix by:
Entering your ZIP code in the Girl Scout Cookie Finder to make sure your money stays with the local troop and council;
Downloading the iPhone or Android Cookie Finder app;
Asking a Girl Scout to share the link to her virtual sales booth; or
Texting COOKIES to 59618.
Local troops and councils keep 74 percent of cookie sales proceeds to support programs and services at the troop and council levels. Nearly a quarter of the money goes to the baker.
None of the Girl Scout cookie sales money goes to the national organization.
Joining favorites such as Thin Mints, Lemonades and Do-si-dos this year are Toast-yay! Cookies. Available in select areas, they are full of French toast flavor and stamped with the Girl Scouts’ signature trefoil on the top.