Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grant to Barren County Schools program

GLASGOW, Ky. -Food, books and quality time.

All of these are delivered to local children from the Barren County Reads and Feeds bus.

Reads and Feeds is a program that delivers hot meals and books to kids, while staff spend quality time with them as well. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded the program with a $3,000 grant.

“We’re just very fortunate and blessed about all of the support we have gotten. Dollar General has been a great partner with Barren County Schools and BC Reads and Feeds for many years,” said Barren County School District director of nutrition and community services CheyAnne Fant.

With this grant money, the program will be able to distribute hundreds of books to children this summer.

“This has been a great way for us to be able to continue with our literacy goals that we have with BC Reads and Feeds,” Fant said.

Dollar General has pitched in for literacy goals in many communities.

“During these extraordinary times, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to support communities’ literacy and educational advancements through funds that will impact thousands of students across the country,” Dollar General CEO and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member Todd Vasos said in a statement.

“Every student needs to continue reading and continue having access to books throughout the summer months, to help curb that summer slide,” Fant added.

While the grant will help the program deliver more books, it will also help deliver more smiles, and unforgettable moments for students and staff.

“I know that people who are receiving the services of BC Reads and Feeds, they don’t just feel like they’re getting food or a book, they’re also getting love every time that the bus pulls up,” Fant said.

If you’d like to donate books to this program, they can be dropped off at Barren County Middle School.