Full tummy, filled minds: Feed and Read program at low income housing does just as its name implies

  • Keiki participating in October's Feed and Read program on Tuesday at The Homes at Ulu Wini share a toast before diving into chicken enchiladas, salad and juice provided by Daylight Mind Coffee Co. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Volunteers serve up chicken enchiladas, salad and juice provided by Daylight Mind Coffee Co. during October’s Read and Feed held Tuesday at The Homes at Ulu Wini. (Photos by Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

  • Volunteers serve up chicken enchiladas, salad and juice provided by Daylight Mind Coffee Co. during October's Read and Feed held Tuesday at The Homes at Ulu Wini. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)
  • Piper Haitsuka, left, helps Deliann Tibnol with her reading at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Noa Baggs reads to Eddie at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday.

  • Linda Takai reads to Neilani Glenn at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Chad Zimmerman helps Newia Deck with a word search puzzle at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Nairi DeCosta colors at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Carson Henry uses a phone fan to cool off while Sandy Butler reads to him at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Keiki enjoy activities at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Ellena Paul works on a word search at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Shauna Yusko, right, shows volunteers Lisi Fredriksen and Janet Kim books available for keiki at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Jasia Hosia, right, and Miola River choose a book at the Feed and Read program.

  • Keiki enjoy activities at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Teblina Jennet, left, and Norline Alfred get excited about books at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kiwanas volunteer Bob Clark offers dessert to Jelsa Encher at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Kiren Engilo joins in the fun at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Volunteer Janet Kim helps Bryce Tanaka with a word search at the Feed and Read program at the Homes at Ulu Wini on Tuesday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Excitement filled the air Tuesday at The Homes at Ulu Wini as dozens of keiki, some with family in tow, flocked to the community center for a good meal and night of reading. Yes, reading.