Martha’s Table and Arena Stage Announce “Feeds The Mind” Partnership


We are excited to announce “Feeds The Mind,” an innovative collaboration with Arena Stage to bring the love of language and joy of reading to District families facing economic challenges through a cross-organization book drive. By engaging its patrons throughout the 2015/16 season, Arena Stage will attempt to collect at least 2,400 books reaching about 200 children who participate in Martha’s Table’s Healthy Start program, in order to build families’ libraries and promote literacy for children!

Arena Stage will have a book collection receptacle located just inside the main entrance at Visitor Services at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St. SW, DC), beginning September 11. The theater will accept donations, and will also have a selection of early childhood through elementary school-aged books for sale at Visitor Services, in the event patrons would like to purchase one to donate onsite for $5-$13. We are thrilled that Arena Stage’s leadership and—by extension—its patrons share our belief in the power of words and stories to bring joy and meaning to even the youngest reader!