Read to Feed

Get involved with Read to Feed

Our sponsored reading scheme, Read to Feed, will challenge and inspire your students to explore new books and authors, whilst raising money to support families in rural Africa to grow their own food and enable their children to thrive.

We'll provide one-to-one support and materials for your fundraising, as well as African-inspired reading lists, presentations for assemblies and certificates of thanks for your reading champions!

How it works

Students can get sponsored for every book, chapter or page that they read. It's all about setting motivational targets and encouraging students to discover amazing stories and voices from Africa.

You can take part in Read to Feed at any time, or you may choose to plan your sponsored reading challenge around World Book Day, which takes place on the first Thursday of March every year.

Women concentrating on her notebook

Could support a child to become part of a Send a Cow school club and learn about healthy eating

Agnes waters garden Kayondo and Eddie play

Could help an orphan to learn farming methods and create a stable home for themselves and their siblings

Children smiling with their cabbages

Could teach five families to grow nutritious crops year round so that they no longer experience months of hunger

Eddie with his cow

Could provide a family with a dairy cow, which would give them protein-rich milk and manure for their garden to thrive

School girl reaching to stroke her cow


With Send a Cow's support, Morueen, who is 11 years old and lives in Uganda, attends school and thrives on the vegetables her mother grows. The family were also given a cow, which allows Morueen and her siblings to drink milk before and after school. Morueen loves to eat rice, sweet potatoes, banana plantain and sometimes posho (corn bread) with fish or meat. Moureen says:

"We are happy because our mother sells milk from the cow and we also drink some. She has a shop, selling clothes and also the vegetables when they are in season - she sells them to buy us school materials. We no longer miss school." 

You can help us to support more families like Morueen's to become self-sufficient and to send their children to school.

Get in touch

We would love to hear all about your Read to Feed fundraising and are on hand to support you. If you are taking part in Read to Feed and would like any support please get in touch on 01225871924 or email