MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) — Students at Visitation School in Mendota Heights are learning an important lesson during this season of thanks. It’s called Follow the Food.
It starts with thousands of pounds of food donations, including 150 turkeys.
The students boxed everything up and loaded it up for delivery.
Then, they went to north Minneapolis where a tornado destroyed several homes.
“Because they couldn’t necessarily afford a Thanksgiving meal, our school got together and did a food drive to give them Thanksgiving,” said Amanda Scheid, a senior at Visitation.
It’s a gesture that really means a lot, especially this time of year.
“We really needed it, too, you know, because at the same time, we’ve been struggling and stuff so this really is very, very kind of y’all,” said Maurice Haymon of Minneapolis.
Visitation school has been doing this food drive for more than 40 years.