Read and Feed

You can’t teach a hungry child. This is true, often there are children who venture off to school without having breakfast, considered by many as the most important meal of the day.

Stop Hunger Now invites you to help change this cycle by helping to feed hungry kids aswell as give them the gift of knowledge through reading.

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http://thestudyacademy.ca/impact-nature-nurture-childs-reading-development/

At Stop Hunger Now one of our goals is not just to stop the immediate need of hunger but work with partners to ensure that our future generations are able to break the cycle of poverty permanently.

This month we are pleased to announce a special joint event, READ AND FEED SATURDAY , with one of our partners, the Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU).

The households where the children we feed come from are often so poor that parents struggle to provide just the basics like food, shelter and clothing. It comes as no surprise that many of our children do not have even a SINGLE BOOK in their homes.

We want to change that: On READ & FEED SATURDAY , in addition to the 12 000 meals we will package, we are asking each volunteer to bring at least one new or good used children’s book to the packaging event.

ELRU aims to collect 5 000 books by December and distribute to the homes of our learners. You will be contributing to seeing a child have their FIRST bed time story book EVER!

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http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/reading.htm

The details for the event are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 21 November 2015

Sessions: 9:30 – 11:00 and 11:30 – 13:00 (Please arrive 15 min before your session)

Venue: ELRU House

Physical Address: 19 Flamingo Crescent, Lansdowne

Registration closes 18 November 2015 or when bookings are full

We look forward to seeing you again as we work to end hunger in the Western Cape.

Help make a difference and  unlock the magic that is hidden between the pages of a good book – who knows how it will inspire these future leaders of our country.

P.S. If you are unable to attend the event, but still would like to contribute books to the campaign, please email: hermoine@elru.co.za

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