Food for Brain campaign books another year

Tribune Chronicle

WARREN — The Food for the Brain Campaign, a nonprofit organization that provides new and free books to children in need in the Warren and Niles areas, will continue next year and recently received a $1,000 grant from the Warren Kiwanis Club to help with the program.

Ellen Finan, chairwoman of the Food for the Brain Campaign, said for the past seven years, the Food for the Brain Campaign volunteers have distributed free books to children who participate in the summer nutrition program provided by the Warren City Schools food service program.

The volunteers have given away books at Warren Family Mission, Hampshire House, Warren Heights, and other sites in Warren and Niles.

“Studies show that providing books helps build reading skills over the summer months, increases family literacy, and boosts every child’s enthusiasm for books and learning,” Finan said.

She said the $1,000 award will provide the funds to provide 400 children a new book next summer.

“We are very grateful to the Kiwanis for providing the means to continue this valuable program,” Finan said.