Local organizations hosting Thanksgiving meat drive for Standing Rock

Photo: Rochester for Justice
Photo: Rochester for Justice

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Rochester organizations are working together to collect donations to drop off for those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. In September, Rochester for Justice delivered over 2,000 lbs. of donated supplies collected from the Rochester community. They delivered things like warm clothes, camping supplies and medical goods.

Now, the group is partnering with the Sierra Club to collect more items that will be delivered to North Dakota, this time the focus is meat for the Thanksgiving holiday. They’re looking for frozen turkeys, frozen pork, beef, chicken, buffalo and preserved and canned meats.

“There’s been a call for meat,” explains Heidi Wilkins, co-founder of Rochester for Justice. “When we were up there, they said there’s never enough meat. There’s a lot of boxed food and canned food soup, but there’s not ever enough protein.”

Besides frozen meat, they’re also accepting gift cards to grocery stores or Rochester-area butcher shops.

Donations will be accepted on Wednesday, Nov. 16:

12-3 p.m. at 408 20th Ave. SW Rochester

or 5-8 p.m. at 501 18th Ave. SW Rochester

For more information, you can contact Rick Morris at rick.morris@sierraclub.org

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