Our mission is to strengthen literacy skills among under-served elementary school children, and provide meals in a nurturing neighborhood environment.
Click here for a 3D tour of our newest mobile classroom. Video credits- Amy Gottholm and Cynthia Quarantello.
How a Program Site Works
This diagram explains how students are chosen to participate in Read and Feed and what happens after they are enrolled. It also describes the steps one must take to become a volunteer tutor.
Board of Directors
Retired, Fidelity Investments
Rideout Research Group
Retired, Human Resources
Director of Financial Reporting, Pyxus International, Inc.
Founder & Past President
Retired Global Vice President of Reichhold Emulsions, Durham, NC
Executive Communications Manager, Cisco Systems
Media/Marketing Manager Empire Eats & Empire Properties
Business Development, Maupin Travel
Tax Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Attorney, Manning, Fulton & Skinner, P.A.
Retired Railroad Safety Officer
Senior Marketing Manager, SAS
Benjamin A. Swaney
Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors
WCPSS Human Resources
Marketing Executive Prometheus Group
Governor's Deputy Budget Director, State of North Carolina
Leslie Ann Jackson
Chair of the Advisory Council
Vice President of Community Investment and Engagement for the North Carolina Community Foundation
District Manager at Duke Energy
Retired Accountant Partner
Founder of Read and Feed
Developer and owner of George H. Jordan III Development Co.
Director of Business Development & Diversity, Balfour Beatty Construction
Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch
The Story of Read and Feed
425+ active volunteers provide 7,700 hours of tutoringThe program has expanded to serve more than 600 children each year. With three mobile classrooms and additional sites in Communities in Schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and area churches, we now serve 24 program sites in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Rolesville, Knightdale and Zebulon. Our more than 500 active volunteers provide 7,700 hours of tutoring, drive our mobile classrooms, deliver food and supplies, sort and distribute the 33,000+ books we give to children annually, and provide crucial administrative services.