Introducing “Well Read, Well Fed”

Read Write Spell will launch Well Read, Well Fed on July 1. Well Read, Well Fed Forsyth was created in response to the disruption in classroom literacy instruction created by COVID-19. In addition to missing out on literacy instruction, children do not have access to books from school or from the public library. Well Read, Well Fed Forsyth is a coordinated collaboration that provides books and literacy resources to the families that receive food from our partners. We will follow the county’s food distribution networks to ensure that we serve the most vulnerable elementary school children in Forsyth County.

Each child that we reach will receive a bag of  3-5 age-appropriate, new books in conjunction with the meals that they receive. We will also ensure that the books are culturally relevant because research shows that children read better and read more often when they have culturally relevant books.