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Offbeat A Minneapolis middle school requested 85 meal kits for families in need after stores were looted and destroyed. It was overwhelmed by the community's response.

04:16  02 june  2020
04:16  02 june  2020 Source:   msn.com

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As protests destroyed grocery stores , one Minneapolis middle school held a food drive. Staff and families were blown away at the amount of donations. A Minneapolis middle school requested 85 meal kits for families in need after stores were looted and destroyed .

There have been protests in cities across Texas, including in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, the Statesman reported. A Minneapolis middle school requested 85 meal kits for families in need after stores were looted and destroyed . It was overwhelmed by the community ' s response .

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Piles of food donations outside Sanford Middle School in Minneapolis. LittleLioness6/Twitter © LittleLioness6/Twitter Piles of food donations outside Sanford Middle School in Minneapolis. LittleLioness6/Twitter

In the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer on Monday, riots have erupted around the country as people protest against police violence against the African American community.

One middle school that's three blocks away from Minneapolis' 3rd precinct police station put out a call for help in response to the looting and destruction of grocery and convenience stores caused by protests, which has impacted students and their families.

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The governor called in the National Guard after stores were set alight during protests in response to Mr Minor protests and looting continued on Thursday, forcing the evacuation of the State Capitol. “This is crazy — absolutely insane. That’ s South Minneapolis right there, four or five miles from here.”

This is what needs to be remembered. It ' s not white vs black. Only when rendered in the language of capital are the acts of smashing chain store and cop car windows sufficient to You are destroying lives and livelihoods with fire and theft. It is an intensely selfish act that specifically further victimizes

"We had a parent that reached out to us who was checking in with other families in the community, and we heard they needed food," Jabari Browne, who's been a special education teacher at Sanford Middle School for five years, told Insider. "Due to the protests, a lot of stores are shut down and burnt down, and we have a lot of kids that don't have transportation."

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Minneapolis will be fine. Charges have been brought against the main murderer, and most of the looting /violence was just kids hopping on the bandwagon, opportunistic criminals, or the cops. The number of people helping outnumbers the people destroying , and the number of people wanting

Mr. Floyd died after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by an officer’ s knee, in an episode The state bureau also said that it was conducting its own investigation at the request of the Police “Our community is hurt and angry, but we can’t have the violence, because we are the ones who will

The school requested 85 meal kits to be donated as part of the drive, Sanford Middle School Principal Amy Nelson told CBS Minnesota reporter Marielle Mohs — but what resulted on Sunday morning was an incredible overflow of donations that has filled the school's lawn with supplies and caused traffic backups all day, Browne told Insider.

Browne estimated that the school received "tens and thousands of donations" starting early Sunday morning — and pictures of the school grounds from Twitter users match that description.

Nelson told CBS Minneapolis that the response is "not surprising."

"We live in a great city, and we have people who want to help," Nelson said. "The response has been overwhelming in a very positive way." 

Browne said that the school's food drive is just one symbol of the resilient spirit of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

"It's been hard sleeping these past couple nights. I've been in fear thinking what the town is going to look like when we wake up," he said. "But I was able to sleep well last night knowing we'd be able to make so many kids and families smile."

Browne said: "This will let everyone know that despite everything that's going on, we are a strong-knit city."

 

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