Groups Provide Books to Children Who May Experience Summer Learning Loss
Woodward, OK., – Woodward Public Schools are teaming up with Feed the Children to help break the cycle of poverty. On Wed., May 25, at 9 a.m. a box truck filled with children’s books will be delivered to Woodward Public Schools (1023 10th St.). This truck is sponsored by the estate of Elizabeth Stevens.
The event is one of many that Feed the Children has planned across Oklahoma this summer to help feed bodies, minds and futures through the FEED Caravan initiative. In Woodward alone, nearly 17 percent of families live below the poverty line.
As the FEED Caravan travels to Woodward, the Feed the Children trucks will provide support to children in need during the summer. Young people can experience learning loss during the months when they are not engaged in educational activities. Education is a factor in breaking the cycle of poverty.
“Together, we can be good neighbors by providing books to children in need,” said J.C. Watts, Jr., Feed the Children president and CEO. “With Woodward Public Schools and a generous gift from the estate of Elizabeth Stevens, we can help those in our home state of Oklahoma.”
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster response. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).
In fiscal year 2016, through its domestic and international programs, Feed the Children distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials worldwide with a total value of $415 million, working with partner agencies to benefit 5.9 million people globally. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is rated by Charity Navigator.
Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.