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Distribute reading/literacy materials to 3,500+ families curbside at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank Pantry

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Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project


You can help literacy end poverty and change lives for good.

Thank you for your interest. We will email you directly with more details and storage facility directions.

You will be handing bundles of magazines to people in their vehicles curbside picking up emergency food supplies at the food bank. You will hand out up to about 100 bundles per hour. Prior to starting, you will pick up milk crates with pre-made magazine bundles at our storage unit next door to the food bank.

First thing - walk over to the food bank front door to get your temperature checked (they open at 9 am).

Carry the milk crates inside the tent on the side opposite where the food volunteers are set up (the side closest to where you will park your your car).

When the vehicles start to come through for food at 9:30, they will come through 5 or so at a time. Wait for them to stop moving and be careful around the cars.

As the cars come into the tent, take a mental note of how many cards are on the windshield of each car - you will give them a bundle for each card.

You will be on your own at the food bank or there may be one other volunteer, so this will require your ability to manage the distribution according to the instructions we email to you. gets new and recycled magazines and comics to at-risk readers via food pantries, homeless and domestic abuse shelters, youth mentoring, job training, foster care programs, juvenile detention centers, and prison reading programs.

Learn more about our literacy program on our Instagram and Facebook pages @magazineliteract and here:

Thank you!

1 Shift

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    We need to fill shifts with one or two volunteers on any day Tuesday through Saturday.

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About Magazine Publishers Family Literacy Project


PO Box 220, Granville, OH 43023, US

Mission Statement

You can help literacy end poverty. With titles for every reading age, interest, and language, magazines and comics are the most powerful literacy engines on the planet. Illiteracy and poverty hurt everyone. UNICEF reports that 1 Billion children live in poverty, worldwide. Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) says two-thirds of U.S. poor (12 million+) have zero books at home. Research shows that poor infants hear 30 million fewer words when their brains are developing for life. Adults unable to read were once children who didn't learn how. has an enormous supply of magazines and comics for literacy to end poverty. Thank you for your help to get them into the hands of eager at-risk readers.

Description gets new and recycled magazines to at-risk children and families who want to learn and love to read. Our primary focus areas are mentoring and job training, readers in homeless and domestic violence shelters, hungry families receiving groceries from food pantries, and foster kids. Too many people can't read - a cereal box, a job description, or this web page. Illiterate adults were once children who missed their chance to learn to read. A child who cannot read is unable to do well in any school subject. We help feed kids, teens, and adults hungry to read and succeed. Join with us to change the world - one reader at a time! Volunteer today! Thank you.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


3960 Brookham DrGrove City,, OH 43123


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Delivery


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • The shift starts at 9AM, and lasts at least until 11:30, but you can keep going as long as you like until 3:30 pm. You may need to take trips to the storage to replenish your supplies.
  • You will be outdoors, so dress for the weather. Need to be able to transport ten or more 35 pound milk crates with bundles of magazines in your vehicle from a storage facility next to the foodbank. Masks are required when at the food bank.

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