Ready to Bake, Golden Valley Nonprofit to Deliver Sweet Comfort for George Floyd Anniversary Week
May 25 will mark one year since George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Now, days before that anniversary, Sweet Potato Comfort Pie has a mission to unite and help the community heal.
“It’s the same mission we’ve always had,” said Hannah Carney, a Sweet Potato Comfort Pie volunteer. “We’re focused on bringing community together especially in time with great trauma and crisis.”
The Golden Valley-based nonprofit will lead a week’s worth of events to memorialize the anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Events will begin Monday, May 24, at Great Harvest Bread Co. in St. Paul. Volunteers will gather there to make and deliver at least 46 sweet potato pies to the community. Those at home are encouraged to make their own pies to donate.
“Because of all the tension that has existed with the trial, Minneapolis Foundation and several organizations were encouraging healing places. So we applied for a small grant to be a healing space beginning that Monday with baking. We got a school that’s going to be baking with us,” said Rose McGee, founder of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie.
Throughout the rest of the anniversary week, the nonprofit will host virtual events.