Feeding Northeast Florida (FNEFL) and READ USA, hosted a food and book distribution in celebration of World Book Day inside the Jacksonville Arts & Music School (JAMS). Food and books were distributed to households that attended the free event that was open to the public serving over 300 Duval County families.
“Reading is more than fundamental, books take readers around the world,” shared READ USA CEO Terrance Freeman.
Since 2011, READ USA has distributed more than 250,000 books to students in high need Title 1 schools and community centers in the highest poverty neighborhoods of Duval County, Florida as well as provided new books for classroom libraries. Their goal is to help move the needle on grade-level reading proficiency by opening pathways for all children from under-resourced communities with book choice and ownership. World Book Day is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to promote reading, publishing, and copyrighting. Shown is READ USA CEO Terrance Freeman.