In addition to literacy achievement challenges, many low-income, minority individuals and communities also face food insecurity and lack resources to meet their basic needs. This often results in poor nutrition, which is interconnected with learning outcomes. Brain fuel is essential to effectively utilize education.
We are pleased to announce a new program titled Write-Right Nutrition Program. Under this program, all students enrolled in the Write-Right Literacy Program will receive a gift card in the amount of $100.00 to purchase groceries for themselves and their immediate family. In addition, dfoww learners will be provided nutritional information on healthy foods to eat and tips on creative ways to prepare healthy meals.
Under the Write-Right Nutrition Program, we will continue to provide community meals such as the usual free meal provided for students at each of our community reading and writing workshops. Each meal will include a fruit and/or vegetable.
This is just another way in which dfoww, Incorporated’s Board of Directors are committed to improving the lives of underprivileged, low-income, minority individuals and communities.
– BOARD OF DIRECTORS