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Metro group sends one million homemade cookies to troops

Posted at 5:09 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 19:10:18-05

You may think these volunteers are on a sugar high and you wouldn't be wrong.

But the Iowa Cookie Crumbs are high on giving. 

Throughout the year, volunteers from Southwest Iowa and Omaha come together to send boxes of homemade goodies and words of encouragement to those serving overseas.

Some of them, like Diane Sedlak, veterans themselves.

"We're very proud to do it and it serves well. We get some wonderful notes back. The guys know what we're caring and thinking about them," she said.

In 2007, Abbie Crawford started Iowa cookie crumbs in her kitchen with 15 Bakers.

The  group has grown to more than 150 volunteers from Omaha and Council Bluffs.

And last month, they hit their one millionth cookie mark. 

"It isn't just about the sweets here, they actually include things like these Christmas cards, knit hats, some pens, pictures, calendars, but it is all about the cookies, and we have to snatch some up as we pack, because these guys move really quick," she said. 

While the cookies get packed quickly, it's a process that takes a lot of work behind the scenes to run smoothly and a lot of passion.

For more information on the group, click here.