The St. Joe Community Foundation is excited to announce that it will once again be providing a grant to the local non-profit Food for Thought Outreach to fund the “Read to Feed” initiative that helps Walton County School District students raise funds to provide free lunches to fellow students in need. The Read to Feed initiative grants $0.25 to Food For Thought Outreach for each successfully completed accelerated reader test with a score of 80% and above.
“The Read to Feed program has been inspiring, as we’ve seen the students of Walton County really step up their efforts in order to support their friends and classmates,” says The St. Joe Community Foundation Executive Director April Wilkes.
“As proud as we are of their efforts last year, we really want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to bring attention to this program, and we want to challenge students, teachers, and parents to achieve even greater heights this year.
By assisting Food for Thought Outreach in their mission while simultaneously encouraging increases in literacy, this program provides double the positive impact for Walton County students.”
Pictured: 2022 Grant Presentation in the amount of
$46,290 from the first year of the Read to Feed Program.