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Local Girl Scout earns national scholarship for combatting food insecurity

Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast

VENTURA, Calif. – Girl Scout Simran Nadig earned a $10,000 scholarship for combating food insecurity.

The Fresh Food Pantry has served nearly 1,500 local families// Courtesy

Nadig served over a million pounds of food to local families during her two-year project, the Fresh Food Pantry in Simi Valley.

"She recognized that food insecurity was a growing problem in her community, a problem that was exacerbated by the pandemic," said organizers.

"With the help of volunteers, she launched the Fresh Food Pantry, which is open four days a week and provides food security to nearly 1,500 local families."

Organizers also noted that Nadig "has 'become deeply passionate about helping others,'" and that she hopes "that the pantry will serve as 'symbol of hope and a catalyst for change' for the community."

The 2023 Girl Scout Gold Award recognizes members addressing issues within their community.

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