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)
of $999,999 goal
19% Complete
Raised by 5045 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 March 13, 2018

Posted on March 13, 2018

DONORS!!!  Wow...The money donated and the comments are inspiring!  THANK YOU!  Soon, we will make another large payment to help children and families in Mr. Phil's school district erase debt.

As this fund grows, know that we will expand to help as many children as possible.  Many people ask about going statewide or nationwide!  We are less than a year along, and it seems a bit intimidating, but we will go as far as possible!

It is all of you who make this possible.  Please help us share this site!  And thank you for your donation.  $3 pays for a lunch.  Your help is invaluable!

Posted on March 8, 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018

St. Paul Public Schools System has 56 schools.  K-12.  And this fund, PHILANDO FEEDS THE CHILDREN is getting families on track to get help with lunch debt!  First, we need families to apply thru the schools for lunch assistance.  File that paperwork!  MANY families qualify!  PFtC can help you get caught up on the interim debt, and once approved, you will have long-term assistance for school lunch!

Next, we will pay the debt for kids stuck without help.  Either families have incomes too high to qualify, or the paperwork is not getting completed.  Our mission is to pay and PUSH the applications!  But we will help SPPS clear the debt.  

If ALL families who qualify for free or reduced lunch use the opportunity to get help, about 70% of families will not incur future debt.

This fund will help all families- and help families strategize future programming for food!  Information/education about financial help is as important as paying the debt.  

Be a smart consumer!

Philando is STILL reaching into his pocket, and helping a kid out.  One by one.  With your help. Your donations will fill that pocket for years to come.  Thank you for your generosity.   If you've already donated, tell yourself thank you.  From every parent of 37,000 children-- THANK YOU!  You've made an enormous difference in their lives.

Posted on January 15, 2018

Posted on January 15, 2018

Thank you to all who have donated and shared this site.

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