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Kitchen Gallery harvests delicious culinary magazines for hungry readers

We celebrate our love in February. Ring the dinner bell and light the candles! We’ve cooked up an idea with the Kitchen Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin that we can serve up with any shop on every Main St. and every bookstore, grocery store, and airport newsstand in America.  A magazine harvest that connects a shop with its community and the patrons who love to read and share their favorite magazines as gifts for literacy. Consumers want to support literacy and job training and love that it is so easy and convenient to share magazine gifts at their favorite local shops.

The Kitchen Gallery

The Kitchen Gallery and, neighbors in downtown Madison, have partnered to turn up the heat in February by collecting culinary magazines from consumers for literacy. The magazines will be donated to chef training programs for unemployed and homeless students, and to children, teens, and families in nutrition education programs run by food banks and food pantries in Madison and nationwide.

The magazine harvest at the Kitchen Gallery is like food gleaning, a practice that is thousands of years old, where crops in the field are gathered by humanitarians to feed hungry people, except this harvest feeds neighbors hungry to read favorite culinary magazines.

Whether on a newsstand, kitchen counter, or coffee table, few things turn your head faster than the delicious cover of a favorite culinary magazine. No two ingredients are more vital for human life and spirit than food and reading. The Kitchen Gallery is the goto shop for Madisonians and capital visitors looking for just the right kitchen tool or gift. We are so pleased to have this perfect partner for jumpstarting our culinary magazine drive that we plan to replicate coast to coast.

February is the month we celebrate love and foodies love to cook, and love to read and share magazines, recipes, and food. We are so pleased to share our love of cooking, and the benefits and joys of cooking via favorite cooking magazines.

— Katrin Kelly, Kitchen Gallery Owner

Shepherd's TableOrganizations involved with hunger relief are among the best literacy partners. Supplying magazines to readers via literacy programs has many parallels to supplying food to hungry people. Literacy is basic like food for leading a healthy and productive life with dignity. In fact, the seed for was planted 30 years ago at this door of the original Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen in Silver Spring, Maryland. When I knocked on the door, I found empty food shelves. So began a lifelong commitment to organizing food drives. I soon realized that the families we were feeding did not have many reading materials or good access to the magazines we all love to read, and set out tap the enormous potential of magazines for literacy.

Those interested in gifting recycled or new culinary magazines for literacy can drop them off at the Kitchen Gallery in downtown Madison during February at 107 King Street.

Join us at our table to change the world – one magazine, one hungry reader at a time.

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  • 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.

  • Marymount of Santa Barbara

    School or Library
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Serving male and female students from junior kindergarten through eighth grade (ages 4-13)
    Needs: Magazines for 150 students from September 15 to May 15.
    Magazines Requested: Science, current events, animals, bikes, sports, books, writing, national geographic, track, space and astronomy, aviation week, smithsonian, sports illustrated

  • Adult Literacy Plus Of Southwest Arizona

    501(c)(3) Charity, School or Library, Adult Education, GED
    Yuma, AZ
    Serving a minimum of 150 students a month ranging in ages from 16 to 70 years old. Reading levels range from third grade to first-year college levels. However, the most common age of students is between 19 and 35.
    Needs: Approximately 150 magazines per month
    Magazines Requested: Magazines showing places, people, and animals around the world. Any magazines about hobbies or sports. Magazines that open students’ eyes to the world around them.

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