Minneapolis Public Schools Needed Help!
The corporate headquarters staff decided to support the needs of the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) as our initial Community Service Project.
There are over 35,000 students in the Minneapolis district with many thousands from single-parent or low-income families. The need for these basic supplies is significant. The support consisted of collecting and donating basic school supplies.
In early August corporate employees began dropping off donations of these basic supplies. Simple things like glue, scissors, pencils, pens, paper, folders, markers, ear buds, etc. Other items included sanitation wipes, disinfectant, hand sanitizer, and Kleenex for teachers to use.
In addition, Miller Milling donated $1500 to supplement the supplies and purchase 50 backpacks to support the effort!
Pack the Pack Event
Eleven corporate staff members gathered on August 18 to organize the donated items and selectively fill the backpacks with needed school supplies.
All remaining items and the bulk sanitation supplies purchased by Miller Milling were dropped off at the MPS offices in north Minneapolis! A very full SUV of supplies!