Minnesota athletes & coaches take part in Minneapolis food drive
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On Friday morning, a large food drive took place at the Cub Foods in Minneapolis to help with relief efforts following the the death of George Floyd.
The Cub Foods at 2850 26th Avenue South in Minneapolis was where hundreds on residents came out to receive donations. Food, household goods, personal and baby items were available.
Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings helped put this event together. Others in attendance were Gophers Football coach P.J. Fleck, Josh Okogie of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter and several other professional and college athletes all joined in to help this relief effort.
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"It’s so great to have so many people be willing to help with this cause. This is our community and we all need to come together if we want to see change happen," Rudolph said.
"When I got the call from Kyle (Rudolph) to be involved in helping out the residents of Minneapolis it was an easy decision for me to say yes to be a part of this," said Wolves guard Josh Okogie.
"I’ve told our players in the past making changes on our football team to come together as one is important, but it’s more important to make a positive impact in our community and it’s essential for us to come out here and lend our support to let people know that for change to really happen," says Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck.
Who: #changestartswithme is a grassroots movement of personal accountability. This group of family, friends and neighbors is organized to rebuild local communities and drive possible change.
Change Starts with Me Mission statement:
Our mission is to rebuild our community physically by assisting fellow Minnesotans who have been negatively impacted by recent social, health and economic crises. Our goal is to listen and better understand racial inequality that exists in our state and beyond, then take action drive long-term positive change. Change starts with me.