The Literacy Council of West Alabama received the money from the Helen G. Webster Fund in the name of Bill McFarland Sr., who died in 2008 at the age of 60.
The donation will provide an assortment of books to be given to graduates of the Feed to Read Health Literacy Enrichment Camp, which will be held July 18-22 at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, and the Sawyerville Day Camp, held during June and July in Hale County. The amount of the donation was not disclosed.
“With such a rich, family tradition of incorporating issues of literacy into society, the Tuscaloosa community, West Alabama/Black Belt and state of Alabama at large, this contribution is a great fit for our current Feed to Read initiative and we are honored to receive it to honor the memory of Bill McFarland,” said Lauren McFarland, executive director of the Literacy Council of West Alabama and Bill McFarland Sr.'s daughter-in-law.
Feed to Read students will be able to choose from "Sylvia's Spinach," "Our School Garden," "Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table," "Feeding the Young Athlete," "A Moose Boosh" "Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious" and Zora's Zucchini." The Feed to Read camp is co-sponsored by the Literacy Council and Stillman College.