Meals on Wheels recipients are getting an extra sweet treat with help from Girl Scouts and OG&E.
After a difficult cookie selling season impacted by the pandemic, OG&E decided to help the Girl Scouts by purchasing 2,000 boxes of cookies and donating them to Meals on Wheels recipients.
“Girl Scouts was affected by the pandemic quite a bit, and we were still able to sell some, but it made it tougher,” girl scout Lilly Thomson said. “And I know this past year, we came back better, but we are still working on that.”
The volunteers gathered Friday morning in Norman to pack and deliver meals to ill, disabled and senior residents in the community.
OG&E said giving back is a huge part of its company culture.
“At OG&E, we are only as strong as the communities we serve,” said Kirby Nicholas, OG&E’s Manager of Brand Engagement and Partnerships. “These partnerships really help us come together and strengthen our community.”
In addition to the 300 meals Friday, OG&E also served and delivered over 1,500 meals to vulnerable communities this summer.