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The Mount Saint Agnes annual Read and Feed programme donates food and supplies to the Eliza DoLittle Society. Pictured are Nina-Rene Outerbridge, foreground, and Pharaoh Benevides (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

The corridors at Mount Saint Agnes were filled with donated food as part of a successful reading-based charity drive.

More than 100 elementary and middle grade children at the school took part in the eighth annual Read and Feed initiative which saw the non-perishable goods donated to The Eliza DoLittle Society’s Daily Bread programme for those in need.

The programme invites pupils to collect pledges of food from friends and family members in return for their reading accomplishments throughout a month’s period.

Suzanne DeCouto, director of advancement at MSA, said: “It has been overwhelming this year, we donated more than we have ever done through the programme.

“The Eliza DoLittle Society was overwhelmed with everything they received. They were really low on supplies at the distribution centre.

“Our corridors were full of food, they did a great job. The kids felt like it was a big accomplishment.”

The Mount Saint Agnes’s annual Read and Feed programme donates food and supplies to the Eliza DoLittle Society. Pictured are Pharaoh Benevides, left, and Clare Mello Robinson (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Mount Saint Agnes said in a newsletter to parents about the drive: “For the past eight years, Mount Saint Agnes students have participated in a Read and Feed Programme with the mission to boost reading while rallying support to collect food donations for the Eliza DoLittle Society for their Daily Bread programme.

“This charity feeds between 400 and 500 people per month throughout Bermuda.

“Sadly, again this year, because of the ongoing effects of the pandemic, there is an even greater number of people who are turning to this wonderful charity for food supplies due to lost jobs and income.”

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Published March 18, 2022 at 7:46 am (Updated March 18, 2022 at 10:19 am)

MSA students help replenish charity’s food supplies with Read and Feed initiative

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