Kidsburgh Kind Kid

Meet this week’s Kidsburgh Kind Kids: Daisy Girl Scout Troop 28016

Photo above used by permission. 

For several months now, we’ve been celebrating random acts of kindness by individual Kidsburgh Kind Kids in our community. Parents have been writing in to tell us about the moments of giving that made them proud, and we’ve been gladly posting about the cool things these children choose to do.

This week, our Kidsburgh Kind Kid celebration is slightly different. We’re celebrating the efforts of a group of girls from Daisy Troop 28016, who went above and beyond in their community service project with 412 Food Rescue.

Kidsburgh Kind Kid
Daisy Troop 28016 busy rescuing fresh food at Heinz Field. 

This group of young girls saved five pallets of leftover oranges, bananas, granola bars and donuts from ending up in a landfill and being wasted. They delivered this still-fresh food to communities in need by picking it up at Heinz Field and distributing it throughout Pittsburgh.

The food had been donated from a recent UMPC Cancer Walk & Run and went to multiple nonprofits in the area.

We were happy to send each of the Daisy volunteers a #bethekindkid t-shirt (kindly donated by our friends at Pittsburgh’s JAM Clubs!) to celebrate the effort they made. Thank you for spreading kindness in the Pittsburgh community, girls! 

Readers, we invite you to tell us about a child who has done an act of kindness that made you smile — whether it was something big, or a small but meaningful gesture. Parents and other caring adults can use this online form to tell us about a child who has made an effort to spread kindness in our community. You’re welcome to nominate kids of any age, up through age 17.

We look forward to writing about as many of these submissions as possible and celebrating the good work of our Kidsburgh Kind Kids by sending your child a #bethekindkid t-shirt.

To learn more about 412 Food Rescue and how you can get involved, check out our Q&A with 412’s cofounder and CEO, Leah Lizarondo. And click here to learn about the many places in the Pittsburgh area where your family can volunteer.