Harbor-side Rotary Club and Youth with a Mission, got together to distribute bins of Thanksgiving food for residents living in VIRGIN ISLANDS REAL ESTATE who are finding it difficult to make ends meet this year.
Harbor-side Rotary member Lionel Downer said the club has been providing food for the needy for more than 10 years. Rotarian’s quickly filled 18 red plastic storage containers. Downer said the volunteers made 20 deliveries last year.
Piles of nonperishable food items were also collected over the weekend during a food drive sponsored by St. Croix Federation of Teachers.
Shoppers at Plaza Extra East, Plaza West and Cost You Less were asked to purchase something from a list of needed foodstuffs and drop it off with a Federation of Teachers member as they left the store.
“St. Croix teachers were excited to be able to help with this effort,” said Rosa Soto-Thomas, STXFT president. “We are committed to working with individuals and organizations in our community to help solve the many challenges faced by the kids in our classrooms and their families.”