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Want to donate food to the Standing Rock protesters? Today is the day

Suggested donations for Standing Rock protesters include root vegetables.

Suggested donations for Standing Rock protesters include root vegetables. Charles Osgood/ Chicago Tribune

You may remember Brian Yazzie as the Minneapolis chef cooking for Standing Rock protesters.

He feeds roughly 1,500 people three times daily as they attempt to block the Dakota Access Pipeline project at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Yazzie is a full time employee with the Sioux Chef, the Minneapolis-based catering company and upcoming restaurant that aims to cook using pre-contact ingredients and techniques.

With that same persepective, Yazzie aspires to cook at the protest camp using healthy and nourishing ingredients. To do so, he is asking for food donations to take with him on his second trip to the protest.

He’s accepting donations today, Monday, November 21, at First Universalist Church in Uptown from noon to 6 p.m.

Suggested donations include wild rice, pumpkin, root vegetables, dried goods, frozen meats, snacks for kids, and more. Click here for the full list.

Yazzie returns to North Dakota on Tuesday, so he will arrive in North Dakota in time to cook for Thanksgiving.

First Universalist Church in Uptown
3400 Dupont Ave. S., Minneapolis