Covid-19 takes another victim as the pandemic has crushed the annual Girl Scout Cookie sale. The annual fundraiser, expected to end in March, is being extended until the end of May as the organization strives to sell a huge inventory of cookies. The impact is very evident in Florida as the organization is currently warehousing over 200,000 boxes of cookies after sales fell 25%. The drop in sales represents over a million dollars in lost funding.
The Girl Scout cookie sale has been a treasured annual event since 1917 and funds from the sale are used to finance the organizational budget.