Mission: The mission of Read and Feed is to give low-income elementary school children an appetite for reading by strengthening literacy skills and providing encouragement in a nurturing, neighborhood environment. Using mobile classrooms, we provide meals to eliminate hunger, mentors to help children read, and books to build home libraries.
Results: 26 program sites in North Carolina
7,700 hours of volunteer tutoring instruction
425+ active volunteers
2:1 child to tutor ratio
33,000+ books given out annually
Target demographics: give disadvantaged elementary school children an appetite for reading by strengthening literacy skills and providing encouragement in a nurturing, neighborhood environment.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 650 children
Geographic areas served: Wake County, North Carolina
Programs: reading instruction, nutritious meals, rewards for hard work
I had the pleasure of being able to set up a book drive at my company with the help of Read and Feed. They have great volunteers and staff that are passionate about making a difference in the children's lives. They are a great local nonprofit doing amazing things in the Raleigh-Durham area.
The impact Read and Feed has on the local community is unbelievable. The kids are a joy and so happy to be there. The tutors are dedicated and have the biggest hearts. The ladies in the office are incredible and it's an honor to be involved in such a wonderful non-profit that is truly making our community a better place.
I'm in education, in my early 40's and have always volunteered since my late teens. This is by far the most rewarding volunteer experience to date. I've been volunteering for about 4 yrs and 2+ years with one of my daughters; it's a great way to bond with each other as we serve the kids. We LOVE the Read and Feed Program!!!