COLUMBUS, Ohio –
The Defense Supply Center Columbus Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s 2018 Operation Cookie Drop distributed nearly 800 cases of cookies donated by the Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland to more than 3,100 service members from 19 units (platoon, company, battalion and brigade level) in Central Ohio.
The event was held at MWR’s Outdoor Rental Center May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Operation Cookie Drop is one of my favorite events because it’s a full day of smiles,” said MWR Marketing Manager Jennifer Russell. “People can’t help but smile when you hand them a box of Girl Scout Cookies. At MWR, military outreach is one of our highest priorities, and this event provides the opportunity to connect with and support military members, many outside the fence line of DSCC, some as far away as Dayton and Canton. We are thrilled at how much this event has grown over the past two years and we hope to continue to expand and distribute more cookies next year.”
The service members receiving cookies were from the DSCC Installation, the Columbus area, Dayton, Chillicothe and Canton, Ohio.
During Operation Cookie Drop, the units were provided with an overview of the services available through DSCC MWR to include Family Programs, ITR, Out Door Recreation, Golf Course and Fitness Center.
Units with morning appointments were introduced to members of Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland.
Service members present at the event were afforded the opportunity to thank the Girl Scouts directly for the cookies.