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Our Program

..aims to bridge the reading gap by providing children with the resources they may not have access to at home. Our goal is to help children who aren't reading at grade level to gain confidence, while providing a comfortable setting in which to learn.

About Us

Read and Feed is an after-school literacy program that provides meals, tutoring and books to children from low-income families in Wake County.

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Get Involved

There are many ways you can help us give KIDS an appetite for READING - volunteer, conduct a book drive, sponsor a site or a child, provide meals, to name just a few.

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Current Volunteers

Volunteers, click here to access your schedule and helpful resources.

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Our Impact

78% of children who attend a Read and Feed program have improved reading attitude or confidence. And teachers tell us their discipline improves and the students do their homework.

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News & Events

Read and Feed brings books, meals, tutors to Wake County kids who need a boost


Read and Feed began more than a decade ago when founder Jan Frantz realized as she volunteered at Northwoods Elementary School that not every child had the resources they needed...

A Novel Time: IXLers Volunteer to Sort Books at Read and Feed

August 31, 2018

On August 10, eight IXL volunteers sorted over one thousand books for Read and Feed, a children’s literacy nonprofit whose mission is to “give children an appetite for reading.” The...

Feed the Reader Breakfast

March 28, 2019

The Feed the Reader Breakfast is our annual event to raise awareness about the impact of Read and Feed on our local community. Join us for an informative breakfast to...

St. Paddy’s 4 Miler

March 23, 2019

Great news! The nOg Run Club chose Read and Feed as one of its 2019 charities! The nOg Run Club is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote charity...

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