McDonald’s ‘Fries for Supplies’ Initiative Aids Brooklyn Park School
A Brooklyn Park charter school received a generous gift to kick off the year, thanks in large part to McDonald’s french fries.
Teachers at Excell Academy for Higher Learning received boxes of school supplies from the Roseville-based nonprofit Kids In Need Foundation (KINF).
The nonprofit raised nearly $91,000 during a ‘Fries for Supplies’ initiative held at various McDonald’s from July 25-29.
“Students might bring supplies, but they also might not,” said Lia Henry, a 4th grade teacher at Excell Academy. “So to have these in the classroom will just be an immense help.”
For every a la carte order of fries purchased by customers during the Fries for Supplies promotion, McDonald’s donated 10 percent of sales to the Kids In Need Foundation.
“We were super excited to be a part of this program and, again, supporting teachers and students in the community is a top priority for us,” said Justin Baylor, owner/operator of 11 McDonald’s throughout the Twin Cities.
More than 320 teachers and nearly 9,000 students across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan will receive school supplies through this initiative.