Read and Feed’s Mobile Classroom Rolls into Junior League of Raleigh’s 8th Annual Touch-a-Truck Event

Have you ever wondered what the inside of our mobile classroom RVs are like? Guests at Junior League of Raleigh’s 9th Annual Touch-a-Truck fundraising event were able to find out this past Saturday!

From 9am – 1pm on April 20, 2024, families in the Raleigh area joined us at the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Training and Driving Track in exploring construction equipment, emergency response vehicles, and mobile machinery, while also getting the chance to meet first responders and community helpers. The Junior League of Raleigh, with Windrose Construction, welcomed more than 1,500 attendees for an educational fundraising event with trucks and vehicles of all shapes and sizes including fire trucks, dump trucks, antique cars, helicopters.

Included in this impressive lineup of vehicles was our mobile classroom, in which children and their families were able to tour and learn about the Read and Feed program in Wake County. Each child was able to choose books from our collection to take home and add to their at-home library. We gave 177 books on Saturday!

Read and Feed attends Touch-a-Truck annually as a part of our long-term partnership with The Junior League of Raleigh. From helping us coordinate meals to tutoring at one of our sites, their support has been invaluable in the ongoing strength of our program.

All ticketing proceeds from this event will go directly into Junior League of Raleigh’s community fund. This fund helps support the League’s community partnerships, including the Read and Feed program as well as local organizations like BackPack Buddies, Brentwood Boys & Girls Club, Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, Helping Horse, Heritage Park Community Learning Center, Note in the Pocket, AventWest Children’s Mentoring, SAFEchild, StepUp Ministry and The Green Chair Project.


About The Junior League of Raleigh
The Junior League of Raleigh’s mission is “to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.” Since its founding in 1927, the League has been dedicated to making a positive impact in the Raleigh community through various projects and initiatives. By collaborating with local organizations and utilizing the skills and resources of its members, the Junior League of Raleigh works to address critical issues and create lasting change.
To learn more about the Junior League of Raleigh and its efforts to empower women and serve the community, visit their website at

About Read and Feed
Founded in 2007, Read and Feed aims to bridge the reading gap by providing children with the resources they need to learn in a safe, welcoming and fun environment. Working with Wake County schools, teachers and social workers, Read and Feed identifies children in grades K – 5 who struggle to reach reading benchmarks and live in underserved neighborhoods. Annually, Read and Feed serves over 630 students at 24 program sites, provides 13,000+ meals, and distributes 39,000+ books.