Another Great Event 

Last Friday was our fall fundraising event, A Novel Night gala. The cold and rain did not stop us from having a great time. The decor was amazing as well as the jazz trio and our enthusiastic emcees! Check out pictures here.

The theme of this year's event was Sherlock Holmes whose guiding principles directly relate to Read and Feed. We want children to achieve proficiency in reading. We observe what is happening in our community- the science and numbers behind why it’s happening- and set out to make a difference in the lives of children who need nourishment and tutoring. 

Our proceeds from A Novel Night total more than $65,000! These contributions will allow us to continue operating three mobile classrooms and accommodate 23 program sites- the most we’ve ever had.

Thanks you SO MUCH to all who attended and bid online. We truly appreciate your support.
Volunteer Spotlight

If you attended A Novel Night, you saw the handiwork of our super-talented volunteer- Joey Napierkowski. Joey is an interior designer who has lent his decorating skills to Read and Feed events for the past few years. He "feels it is important that the expectation of what a Read and Feed Event looks like is always a top-notch experience." 

Aside from helping us put on great events, Joey has volunteered in several other capacities since 2010. He has tutored at three different sites, hosted RV cleaning days, assisted with RV retrofitting, and is currently serving on the marketing committee. 

Joey continues to support Read and Feed because "the passion still lives strong in the programs founder, Jan Frantz. It's a lot of hard work, but when you see the smile on the face of a child and you recognize the progress they have made, I think we are all reminded why we became involved."

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We need your help!
  • There will be a book sorting at the office on Friday, November 9 from 10am-1pm. Sort donated books into grade levels based on our guidelines. Email if you would like to come. 
  • We are looking for a volunteer to prepare the mobile classrooms on Thursdays at the Cary office. Duties include stocking RVs, organizing curriculum, and light cleaning. Time frame: 1-2 hours. Any time between 10am-1:30pm works well. Email: for more information.
  • There is a new program site that will start meeting on Mondays in January. Times are 5-6pm and 6:15-7:15pm. The location for the mobile classroom is New Hope Baptist Church at 4301 Louisburg Road in Raleigh. Are you able to serve as an RV driver or Team Lead? Email:
If you were unable to attend A Novel Night but would like to help nourish young minds and bodies, please donate below.
Board of Directors

Pamela Meek, President
Tina Vrabel, Vice President
Kathryn Raymond, Treasurer
Jan Frantz, Founder & Past President
James Stem, Secretary
Anuja Acharya
Diana Bernas
Lisa Malmberg
Christopher Meredith
Mike Owens
Greg Rideout
Doug Short
Sue Stevens
Margo Stutesman
Benjamin A. Swaney
Larry Swaney
Kristin Walker
Advisory Council
Marty Clayton
Jill Donovan
Jan Frantz
Bobbie Furr
Elizabeth Galecke
Leslie Ann Jackson
George Jordan
Pamela Meek
Cecile Noel

Calvin Stevens
Suzanne Stroud
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