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Praise for Read and Feed

Joanna Johnson is a literacy intervention teacher at Willow Springs Elementary, and she also volunteered as a tutor at the Read and Feed site there. When asked about her experience volunteering with Read and Feed, she says: I absolutely LOVE it!! It warms my heart each time I see and work with students each week! I’m the literacy intervention teacher at my school so many of the students that attend Read and Feed are kiddos that I serve. When they come to class each day they ask, “Is Read and Feed tonight?” On the day of, they ask, “I wonder what we’re having for dinner tonight?” or “I can’t wait to see the prizes! I won’t forget my bag!” It feels my heart to see and feel their excitement! Since our program consists of teachers, it is fun for all of us to get a chance to spend time with students outside of school hours. They love the one on one time and we love having the opportunity to give it to them!! Building relationships with parents has also been rewarding! Our program consists of all Hispanic families and so even though there is a language barrier, we are getting to know one another, which is wonderful. These are families who can’t always attend school events, so to spend time with them weekly has been wonderful! I so appreciate the Read and Feed program! Thank you allowing our school to participate!!

Parent talks about her children’s experience in Read and Feed

  Edelmira's children, Yostin and Edelin attend Read and Feed, which has helped them become more confident readers and writers. Both children's grades are also much better than the previous year.

WCPSS teacher, Naomi De Guzman, says Read and Feed helps her students

I have definitely seen a huge jump academically in reading with the two students that I work with. I was very fortunate to be paired with two of my own third grade students in my classroom. Knowing their strengths and weaknesses in reading, I was able to specifically target the comprehension and fluency skills that my two students needed. By the end of the year, one of my students was able to be exempted from the Read to Achieve program since he passed a level Q (grade level benchmark) for his reading level. My other student, passed his end of the year fluency goal of reading 100 WPM. I have enjoyed working with my students, and I can see an increase in their confidence and love for reading!

Apoorva is a girl scout and Read and Feed supporter.


"Reading is so important, which is why Read and Feed is such an amazing organization."

Ryan talks about the kids we serve


Ryan volunteers at our Fuquay United Methodist Church program site. "They get to read all sorts of books. They get to take books home with them, too.""

Elaine Lilliston volunteers at our Fuquay United Methodist Church site


"After just a couple weeks in the program, educators at Lincoln Heights Elementary School have said the kids are more engaged. They're easier to teach. They're more motivated. And they can tell the Read and Feed children."