Christopher Bifulco, of Troop 24, is the latest Malvernite to earn the title of Eagle Scout.
For his Eagle Scout project, Christopher, who is currently studying to become a physician assistant at Towson University, organized a two-day food drive for local families in need. It was held at Cross Island Foods in Lynbrook, in Malverne, King Kullen and Waldbaums, where he collected 30 large cartons of non-perishable food items for the St. Vincent De Paul Society pantry at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
"Christopher feels that no one in the United States should not have food for the holiday season or any other day," Gino Bifulco told Patch.
For his hard work, he received the Eagle Scout award during a ceremony held in August, which played on the Malverne T.V. Channel this month. He joined the ranks of other Malverne Boy Scouts who have received this prestigious honor including his older brother Jonathan. Their younger brother, Matthew, 14, is expected to follow their lead and earn Eagle Scout in 2012.
During his high school career, Christopher also volunteered his time teaching relgious education. He mentored and conducted religous retreats for underclassmen, and led his varsity baseball team as their captain.
"Every life has a purpose, which needs to be recognized and achieved," Christopher wrote on his Eagle Scout application."I believe my life purpose is to go off to college, receive a good education and help others."