Love’s Travel Stops, Girls Scouts providing cookies to professional drivers
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 29, 2020 - Love's Travel Stops, the nation's industry-leading travel stop network, is providing free Girl Scout Cookies to professional truck drivers in New Mexico and Oklahoma. Supporters of the Girl Scouts have been purchasing boxes of cookies to be given to drivers to thank them for delivering important goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. Love's and the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails also purchased boxes of cookies.
"Because of stay-at-home orders and social distancing, we couldn't sell our cookies in the way we've all come to know and love," said Rebecca Latham, CEO of Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails. "So we came up with a creative way to raise money for our girls and also recognize the important work that these heroes of the highway have delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic."
Drivers can pick up one free box of cookies at six Love's locations in New Mexico and one in Oklahoma while supplies last. Each store will have 1,200 boxes. Cookies will be available beginning Wednesday in New Mexico at Santa Rosa (Love's 285) and Tucumcari (Love's 262) and beginning Thursday at Gallup (Love's 215), Milan (Love's 257) and at two Albuquerque locations (Love's 614 and 210). Drivers can also pick up cookies at the Love's in Choctaw, Oklahoma (Love's 486), beginning Wednesday.
"The creativity of the Girl Scouts has to be applauded for this great idea," said Jenny Love Meyer, executive vice president and chief culture officer of Love's. "They've figured out how to fundraise in a challenging environment while also helping the hardest working men and women in America who have been vital in the fight against COVID-19."
About Love's Travel Stops
Love's Travel Stops is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 510 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 26,000 people. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love's has more than 380 truck service centers, which include on-site and stand-alone Speedco and Love's Truck Care locations. Love's and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network. Love's is committed to providing customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com.