Ginger Moshofsky reports that Tualatin High School senior Melissa Aust, a Girl Scout since in kindergarten, has created a cookbook for the Tualatin School House Pantry to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award.
As a longtime volunteer at soup kitchens and food banks, Aust wanted to design a cookbook to address the needs of pantry patrons: to cook simple recipes using ingredients available at the food bank. Her cookbook features 332 recipes submitted and tested by community members who contributed over 350 volunteer hours.
Among her accomplishments in Girl Scouting, Aust is a Tualatin High valedictorian, a student principal ambassador, an editor of the school's online literary magazine "The Paw," and captain of the women's varsity lacrosse team. Read more in The Oregonian.