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Twin Cities Restaurants Pledge Funds to Support Daunte Wright’s Family

A Go Fund Me has been established by the Wright’s extended family

A dimly lit room with a white archway shows a server in all black, carrying trays of drinks. On either side of her, spaced well-apart, are tables of people enjoying drinks.
Brother Justus Whiskey Company will donate a portion of this week’s cocktail room sales to a fund established to help the family of Daunte Wright.
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Restaurants groups are pledging support and donations to a verified GoFundMe campaign established to benefit Daunte Wright’s toddler-aged son and family. Wright was a 20-year-old Black man who was shot and killed Sunday, April 11, by a Brooklyn Center police officer during a traffic stop. The verified fund was established by Wright’s aunt to support the toddler-aged son and his mother.

Brother Justus, the new distillery in Northeast, is donating 25 percent of this week’s cocktail room sales.

The Herbivorious Butcher, the Northeast butcher shop that also supplies vegan meats and cheeses to other area restaurants, will donate a portion of this week’s sales to the fund.

On April 14, Claddagh Coffee in St. Paul pledged 100 percent of its April 13 sales. The coffee shop has two locations, on West 7th and on Selby Avenue in Cathedral Hill in St. Paul.

56 Brewing and Wrecktangle Pizza have a pre-order pizza and beer dinner that can be ordered for pick up with all proceeds being donated to the Wright family.

On April 13, Purpose Driven Restaurants group, led by Brian and Sarah Ingram, donated 100 percent of its sales to the fund, raising “about” $17,000.

Hot Indian in Midtown Global Market and Brasa in Minneapolis and St. Paul donated 100 percent of its Tuesday, April 13 sales to Daunte Wright’s family, as well. StepChld in Northeast donated all of that day’s proceeds, as well.

The Blue Plate group, which owns Longfellow Grill, the Highland Grill, 3 Squares, Edina Grill, Groveland Tap, the Lowry, and the Freehouse has pledged to make a donation from its nonprofit efforts that is not linked to restaurant sales.

Donations can also be made directly to the GoFundMe here.

Locals can also help by dropping off food and supplies in Brooklyn Center. The area near the protests has limited dining options, and with damage to the nearby Walmart, grocery access is even more challenging. Restaurants like Kieran’s Kitchen donated items to Brooklyn Center Community School and Pimento Jamaican Kitchen’s nonprofit also brought donated items to Brooklyn Center High School.

Donators can bring requested supplies to the high school parking long at 6500 North Humboldt Avenue.