Mother of Philando Castile Gives $8,000 to Pay for Lunch Debts for HS Students

Valerie Castile the mother of police brutality victim Philando Castile, made a generous donation to high school students. Last week she gave $8,000 to Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope, Minnesota to clear the debt of senior students about to graduate.

Valerie Castile

Valerie Castile waves to a suporter as she walks out of the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul Wednesday, June 14, 2017 during the trial of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez. On July 6, 2016, Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights. Yanez faces one count of second-degree manslaughter and two felony-counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm. He has pleaded not guilty. ( Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)

Valerie Castile Help Students Pay off Their Lunch Debt

Valerie Castile
Helping students to graduate was the goal for Valerie Castile

Valerie Castile the mother of police brutality victim Philando Castile, made a generous donation to high school students. Last week she gave $8,000 to Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope, Minnesota to clear the debt of senior students about to graduate.

She said her son was passionate about the students who were in debt. Philando was a cafeteria worker who sometimes paid for students lunches out of his pocket.

The check was provided from the Philando Castile Relief Foundation. The foundation was set up after his death to help victims of gun and police violence.

A charity was also created last year called ‘Philando Feeds The Children.’ It raised more than $130,000 to pay off lunch debts for the students in every school located in the St. Paul Minnesota school system.

A national survey conducted by the Non-Profit School Nutrition Association found more than 75% of school districts reported to have unpaid student date at the end of the 2016-17 school year.

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