Philando Feeds the Children

For: All public schools- St paul and beyond
Saint Paul, MN
Organizer: Pamela Fergus
Philando Feeds the Children (All public schools- St paul and beyond)
$207,722
of $999,999 goal
20% Complete
Raised by 5210 donors

The Story

In memory of Philando Castile, this site is collecting donations to pay off elementary school kids' lunch debt.  The J.J. Hill school is several thousand dollars short.  Some kids get free lunch, but many kids come from families with incomes slightly above the cut off.  They get behind in payments, and need our help.

Philando was "Mr. Phil" to the students at J.J. Hill.  He supervised their food program and interacted with the kids every day.  He knew their names and their diets.  He LOVED his job!

Philando's death affected every one of those kids.  This fund hopes to provide the kids with a lasting connection to Mr. Phil.
Please help Philando continue to feed his kids.


We have broadened our horizons!  We can now help all schools in St. Paul and beyond!

** Please see note at bottom about mailing a donation!!!

Many people wonder if this site and venture has been approved by Philando's family.  Absolutely!  I talked with Philando's mother, Valerie Castile, before this site was created.  We have her approval and blessing.  I send her the comments.  I keep her updated about our success.  Ms. Castile is an amazing woman who dedicates herself to justice and peace.  I am grateful to know her, and to do this to honor her beloved son.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! The donations and sharing of the cause is amazing!  We are now able to help pay off the debt at ALL St Paul Public Schools and will expand as wide as we are able!  THIS IS AMAZING!!!

The goal continues to rise because we continue to challenge ourselves and the greater community to make this fund permanent.  Mr. Phil will feed his kids for as long as we can raise the money.


**You can mail a check to donate!  Please make it out to PHILANDO FEEDS THE CHILDREN

and mail to: P.Fergus, 2323-ILION Av N, Mpls, MN. 55411


Thank you VERY MUCH!!!



Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 20, 2018

Posted on April 20, 2018

Suffered a little concussion, and got behind on updates, etc.

SO THANKFUL to those donating and promoting this site!  I will be meeting with SPPS nutrition folks again soon, to find out what happens next.  Please know that every dollar donated will pay for food.  your donations eliminate the accruing debt for kids who need help.  All the while, the district is trying to get the families into govt programs to help with lunch payments.


Encourage families you know to fill out the forms!  They may qualify for free or reduced-price meals, and then our funds can spread farther.


I've heard that some families fear completing the forms because they worry the government will deport them or cause other issues.  The forms for free lunch stay within the nutrition services system.


Thank you all for spreading the word.  PHILANDO FEEDS THE CHILDREN!


Posted on March 28, 2018

Posted on March 28, 2018

REMEMBER dear Mr. Phil by helping his students (and all SPPS students) by donating to this fund.


We are grateful to the many donors and folks who share this site.  There is no goal, as we will need money every semester to help families pay for school meals.


THANK YOU ALL!!!!


Posted on March 25, 2018

Posted on March 25, 2018

I attended the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus concert last night.

It was two hours of historic and new protest songs.  Most moving was this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvn4pGenGUM

Seven Last Words of the Unarmed.--Find on YouTube and listen.


Thank you for your generous donations.  Philando's legacy is fulfilled with every donation.

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