FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – School for students in the Ferguson-Florissant school district was supposed have started last Thursday. But due to the continuing protest in Ferguson over the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the start of school has been delayed till at least Monday, August 25th.
But for some of those children a vital part of their education has been missing and affecting their ability to be good students. Food.
Some of districts children depend a lot on the breakfast and lunches provided by the district on a daily basis during the school year. Aand with school on hold because of the continuing protest over Michael Brown's death, some children are missing meals.
Hoping to change that, someone posted a crowd funding post called, ”Feed Students in Ferguson” hoping to get attention to the problem. And it did. Some musicians saw the post and are helping to get the word out to fund the appeal.
One person who answered the call has a 5th grade teacher in Durham North Carolina. Julianna Medelson saw the coverage of the protest in Ferguson and had to help. The post was also posted by Tray Songz to his Instagram account.
In just five days the postings has raised over $63,000 from patrons all around the globe donating money. All of the proceeds will go to the St. Louis Food Bank, that will ensure families affected by the Michael Brown protest and the delay in the start of school will have the food they need.