Taken to Soon, Never Forget, Philander Castile

I’ve had this posted on the side of my blog for awhile… And thanks to Philander Castile, his life taken from us far too soon, has paid for all “lunch debt” the school system had made outstanding… All 56 schools in the St. Paul, MN area. This is just a reminder post so we always remember Philander Castile for the good he did and does; but also to remember we are at war against hate and racism- there is no time to sleep. The good die young for a reason and that has to change…

“Philando Feeds the Children,” a fundraiser in memory of school cafeteria supervisor Philando Castile, who was shot and killed by a police officer in 2016, has paid all outstanding student lunch debt at all 56 schools in the St. Paul, Minn., Public School system.

“Philando is STILL reaching into his pocket, and helping a kid out,” the charity wrote in an update posted last week. “One by one. With your help.”

The school district confirms that Pamela Fergus, who runs the fundraiser, has dropped off a $35,000 check at the school district, “enough to clear the debt of nearly 1,800 students,” the Minnesota Star Tribune reports. More donations are expected, the paper says.

Castile, who was a school nutrition supervisor at a St. Paul public school, was beloved by the students at his school. He didn’t just work in the cafeteria; he tutored and mentored students as well, as Minnesota Public Radio reported. He knew every student’s name. –

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