‘Philando Feeds the Children’ Fundraiser Raises Enough Money to Pay Off School Lunch Debt for All St. Paul, Minn., Public School Students

 

‘Philando Feeds the Children’ Fundraiser Raises Enough Money to Pay Off School Lunch Debt for All St. Paul, Minn., Public School StudentsA fundraising campaign that was started to honor the memory of school-cafeteria supervisor Philando Castile has raised enough money to pay off school lunch debt for all students in the St. Paul, Minn., public school system for at least one year.

As of Tuesday morning, the “Philando Feeds the Children” fundraiser had gotten more than $74,000 in donations for the purpose of ensuring that no student would have a lunch debt in the St. Paul Public Schools district. WCCO-TV reports that Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, helped present a check to J.J. Hill Montessori on Friday.

 Philando Castile worked in the school’s cafeteria and was known to pay for students’ lunches out of his own pocket when they couldn’t afford it. Castile, 32, was shot and killed by former St. Anthony, Minn., Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop in July 2016.
Courtesy of theroot.com

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