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Charity in honor of Philando Castile pays school district’s entire lunch debt

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When a child at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School couldn’t afford lunch, Philando Castile apparently never hesitated to pull out his wallet to pay for their meal. Now, a charity founded in honor of Castile, who was fatally shot by a police officer during a 2016 traffic stop, has successfully continued his efforts.

The student lunch debt has been wiped out for all 56 schools in the Saint Paul Public Schools district in Minnesota, the district Castile worked for, according to the charity, Philando Feeds the Children.




Image: Supporters of Philando Castile hold a portrait of Castile as they march along University Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota, leaving a vigil at the state Capitol on June 16, 2017.

Supporters of Philando Castile hold a portrait of Castile as they march along University Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota, leaving a vigil at the state Capitol on June 16, 2017.