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Read to Feed: Wexford Elementary Raised Nearly $14,000

Wexford Elementary School announced on Friday, November 17, that they raised $13,829.40 for the KDKA Turkey Fund this year.

In its 19th year, the Read to Feed program at Wexford has raised over $400,000 for families in need.

The Read to Feed program encourages students to read while benefiting an important community cause. In early November, students pledged to read each day and keep track of their reading in a log. Students invited family and friends to sponsor their reading while collecting donations to benefit local families.

All money raised by our students will be donated to the KDKA Turkey Fund, which distributes meals throughout the Greater Pittsburgh region in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

This year's Read to Feed campaign was tied to Jory John and Pete Oswald's Food Group series: The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, The Cool Bean, The Couch Potato, The Smart Cookie and The Big Cheese. Stuffed food characters were on display in the foyer and then disappeared! Students were challenged to locate the characters in the school as teachers and students discussed the positive messages shared in each book. Each character reappeared at the Read to Feed assembly, while The Big Cheese (the newest book in the series) walked the red carpet with the turkey for the check presentation. The character's positive messages were connected to both reading and doing good for others.