Volunteers team up to feed kids’ minds, bodies this summer

Want to help build a better future? Nourish children’s minds, bodies and spirits.

This summer, Creslane’s Intergenerational Reading Collaboration (IRC) and Food for Lane County are teaming up to do just that, weekdays in Holt Park. IRC volunteers pull up a chair, spread out a picnic blanket and read to children Tuesdays and Thursdays, in conjunction with Food for Lane County’s Summer Lunch Program, which distributes free meals to kids 18 and under weekdays from noon to 1 p.m.

IRC volunteers’ dedication extends beyond the school year because “kids that read all year around not only maintain their reading skills but keep getting better,” said co-Team Leader and Reading in the Park point person, Eric Cullander.

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By Gini Davis, The Creswell Chronicle