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Pay It Forward

Donation Helps Feed Hungry Children

Brent Walz’s Pay It Forward donation helped a St. Paul Girl Scout troop provide food for elementary students for three months.

“Sometimes the ideas and the work can come, but the money is the hard part to find. I thought it was awesome that [Brent Walz] entrusted me and these girls with that money to help other people.” – Lee Ann Schlarman, Girl Scout leader
Brent Walz

Bell Employee

Brent Walz

Woodbury, Minnesota


South St. Paul Girl Scout Troop 52945

The Need

South St. Paul Girl Scout Troop 52945 was working on a silver award project called Hunger-Free South St. Paul. The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout cadette can earn and involves developing a project to fulfill a need in the community.

Some of the scouts had noticed their classmates went to school hungry, and they wondered what those kids did for food on the weekends.

The Impact

Brent Walz, president of Bell’s Woodbury location, decided to give his Pay It Forward funds to the troop for their project. The girls put together 10 bags of food, which contain four meals and two snacks, to give to elementary students who might not otherwise have food during the weekend.

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