Girl Scout cookie sales don't crumble amid pandemic. Get them online, via GrubHub

COVID-19 will not stop Girls Scouts from making sure your pantry is full of Thin Mints.

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Don't expect a Girl Scout to ring your doorbell this year.

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There's sweet news for anyone seeking comfort food to ease the stay-at-home blues: Coronavirus will not stop cookie monsters from stocking up on Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs

Girl Scout cookie season normally starts in January and ends in April. The 2021 cookie season officially kicked off Tuesday, though it's going to look different than in past years. 

If you don't personally know a scout, you can:

Since the onset of the pandemic last year, the Girl Scouts of America has made it easier to order its popular cookies online. For health and safety reasons, in-person sales have been halted or altered to allow for social distancing. 

"Even in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, girls are adapting their sales methods to share the joy of Girl Scout Cookies through the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program -- including taking contact-free pickup and delivery orders through a new national collaboration with Grubhub," according to a Girl Scouts blog post Tuesday.

People can also donate unopened boxes of cookies online, and the Girl Scouts organization will distribute them to first responders and frontline volunteers.

Before the pandemic, Girl Scouts allowed customers to buy online with individual scouts hosting their own websites for taking orders. The only catch was you had to be invited by the scout to order directly.