WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Read and Feed and WakeMed have worked together to give kids an appetite for reading for several years. Our partnership started when a former WakeMed staff member attended a Read and Feed fundraiser in Cary. He was so impressed by the mission of our organization, he immediately helped secure a grant for us and recruited staff to volunteer at one of our new sites in Raleigh. Today, in addition to regular financial contributions, WakeMed sponsors our Tuesday evening site at Powell Elementary School. All of the volunteer tutors are WakeMed affiliates, either staff or volunteers. The nutritious and tasty meals for the kids are prepared by Cafe 3000 at the WakeMed Raleigh campus and delivered to the school on Tuesdays by a WakeMed staff member. The volunteers are so committed to the program and we frequently have enough volunteers to work one-on-one with the children.