On Saturday, a restaurant in downtown Minneapolis served up homemade food for the homeless and a couple of children who had been stranded by the blizzard.
The owners of St. Paul’s First Aid Kitchen, where the restaurant was named after the homeless man who served as the restaurant’s namesake, said they’d be open for dinner, but only for the night.
The food would be served for free at the restaurant and be provided by a local organization, said First Aid founder Dan Fincher.
On Saturday, the owners of the restaurant were thrilled to have a place to share meals.
“It’s like we’re in a war zone, but we’re having a little bit of a fun time,” said owner Kevin C. Cavanaugh.
He’s been working at the First Aid kitchen for the past two years.
“We are trying to make a difference in people’s lives.”
On Friday, the city of St Paul approved a $1 million grant to help with the rebuilding effort.
That money will be used to buy tools and materials for construction of a new fire hydrant at the fire station.