Troop 7227, sponsored by Good Hope Country Day School on St. Croix, was unable again to conduct their bi-annual Scouting For Food event at the local supermarket due to covid restrictions, so the PLC came up with a plan to conduct a one-day food drive in a local community called Judith’s Fancy. The proceeds would be donated to The Lighthouse Mission, operated by Pastor Abe of Southgate Baptist Church, to feed the homeless in Christiansted.
The Malik John, Life Scout and SPL, obtained permission from the homeowners association to set up in a vacant lot on the main road of the development. The homeowners association helped by emailing a list of non-perishable items to their members that Lighthouse Mission needed. Working in two- hour shifts from 8am to 3pm, the Scouts collected over 500 pounds of food items and $581 in donations for Lighthouse Mission.