Families show overwhelming support for Minneapolis school food drive

At Sanford Middle School in Minneapolis last weekend, lines of cars stretched for blocks in all directions as teachers and parents lined up to donate food for neighboring families whose nearest grocery stores had been closed in the aftermath of the protests of the killing of George Floyd. “The food locations and the pharmacies near the third precinct were damaged, creating a food desert for some of the families in our student body,” principal Amy Nelson told CNN. Organizers hoped to gather 100 bags of food, but the outpouring of support was so large they had to use a neighboring park to store the excess.

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