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McNally shutdown leaves students on meal plans without food

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Students at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul just recently learned they'll have to find somewhere else to continue their studies, because the school is closing in two weeks due to financial problems.

Less than 24 after being told the news, some of them also have to worry about where they'll find their next meal.

Maria Vejdani, a faculty member at McNally, asked for help in a Facebook post Friday afternoon. Vejdani said McNally's cafe shut down – which means students who rely on meal plans to eat might go hungry.

"If you are looking for a way to help please consider bringing in some food to sustain them so they don't have to worry about how they are eating today. There are students who are stranded here with no way of supporting or feeding themselves," the post said.

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– McNally Smith College of Music is closing in 2 weeks

Vejdani also asked for donations of boxes for the 117 students living in the dorms at the Lowry building who are being asked to move out.

"They could really use some community support," she wrote.

If you want to help, you can drop off boxes, bins or food for students at the Residence Hall at 345 Wabasha St. N. Saint Paul, MN 55102. (The sign on the building says Gray Duck.)

Call the RA duty phone at 651-324-1609 when you arrive and students will meet you in the lobby with a cart to grab any boxes.

About 600 students will be impacted by McNally's closure, not to mention the faculty and staff members will find themselves out of a job shortly after Christmas.

And to make matters worse, the college doesn't have enough money to meet payroll on Friday.

Community members and those affected are asked to fill out this form in order to pool needs and resources.

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