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Organize a food and magazine drive to get food and reading materials into homes to feed hungry minds and bodies.

We have had very good success finding new readers for the magazines we love to share at shelters and food pantries. Also, there are programs that support homeless teens in every school district, so that’s another great place to start.  It’s important for programs to know that you will be taking care to bring good quality, gently read magazines to them. One idea to try is a magazine drive at a supermarket or book store – like a food drive, but collecting magazines to feed families hungry to read. Another idea is to conduct a combined food drive and magazine drive – so feeding hungry bodies and minds.  This is especially timely as summer approaches and kids are out of school and away from food and learning resources. When a family goes to a food pantry to receive a bag of groceries, there would also be wonderful magazines inside, which helps to get reading materials into homes. Food pantries will appreciate the groceries, but also want to help families meet other basic needs to help families escape economic and food insecurity.

  • Henderson Middle School

    School or Library
    Students Grades 6-8
    Richmond, VA USA
    Needs: 75 Magazines
    Magazines Requested Oprah, Ebony, Cobblestone, Highlights, Cricket, Calliope, OWL, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic for Kids, Kids Discover, ASK, Ranger Rick, Zoobooks, Dig, Boys Life, Teen Magazines and Music Related Titles.

  • Rocking the Boat

    501(c)(3) charity
    Bronx, NY
    Serving roughly 75 boys and girls (high school)
    Magazines Requested: Wooden Boat magazine, Fine Woodworking, Sail, National Geographic

  • Maryland Correctional Institution–Jessup (MCIJ)

    School or Library
    Jessup, Maryland
    Serving male adults 18-60 years of age. From pre-literacy to varying reading levels.
    Needs magazines for 30 students monthly
    Magazines Requested: Students enjoy nonfiction magazines with lots of pictures and short articles–this would include magazines about animals, geography, science, food, clothing, anything relevant to today’s world. National Geographic for Kids would be wonderful.

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