Read to Feed« is a creative program that allows children to change the world, brought to you by Heifer International.
New Read to Feed additions were added in Autumn 2009: With Pre-K & Kindergarten I will be reading The Chicken and the Worm, and for the 3rd & 4th grades there will be Winter in Songming, both by Page McBrier, who also wrote Beatrice's Goat.
During these special storytimes, as those of the past with Beatrice's Goat or The Day Papa Came Home, we read the selected cultural books, and enjoy the beautifully designed companion coloring pages. Educating about world hunger, poverty, the environment and the world of Heifer International.
Goal setting - Nutrition - Gender equity - Self-reliance - Accountability - Improving the environment
Read to Feed will foster in your children a love of reading, a passion to help others and a way to help create a better world.
Heifer International works to end world hunger and save the earth. For close to 60 years, Heifer has helped more than four million impoverished families in one hundred twenty eight countries lift themselves out of poverty and achieve self-reliance. The idea is simple and it works. Instead of providing hungry families with a non-renewable source of food, Heifer International provides a "living loan" of an animal. The family's health and standard of living is greatly improved by what that animal can provide. This might be milk from a cow or goat, eggs from poultry, meat from rabbits, draft power from water buffalo or wool from llamas. Key to success of the program is that Heifer provides extensive training in animal care, ecologically sound agriculture practices and community development. The result is to transform not just families, but the environment and community. Another key cornerstone of Heifer International is "passing on the gift." Families who receive an animal repay the loan by passing on one or more of the animals' offspring to other needy families. That family passes on their gift to another family and so on. So one gift multiplies through the community. Heifer International currently provides more than twenty seven types of animals that provide food and/or income to struggling families in forty eight countries (including the United States as well)