September Loving Spoonful Fundraisers for Friends of Literacy

Join us each Tuesday in September as we host fundraisers to support adult education.  A portion of the proceeds from all food and drink sales generated during lunch and dinner at both Tomato Head locations goes directly to Friends of Literacy. Every $100 provides one month of instruction for one student.

“Friends of Literacy is excited to partner with Tomato Head as their Loving Spoonful recipient for the month of September,” said Melissa Nance, Executive Director of Friends of Literacy. “As a small local non-profit, it is great to work with another local small business to raise funds to provide free reading classes for the 1 in 12 adults in Knoxville unable to read or write above a 6th grade level.”

Since 1991, Friends of Literacy (FOL) has been a resource for adults in Knox County, Tennessee, who are under-educated or illiterate. Working in partnership with area adult education providers, FOL offers free literacy and high school equivalency diploma (GED and HiSET) classes at locations throughout Knox County. Additionally, FOL’s NEXT STEP program helps GED/HiSET students and recent graduates transition to post-secondary education and/or the workplace.

“Friends of Literacy provides a much needed service to the Knoxville Community with their adult literacy programs. Their highly effective means of using their budget and their dedicated volunteers to deliver results made the decision to partner with them for the September Loving Spoonful fundraiser a very easy one, “said Tomato Head co-owner Scott Partin.

To make a donation to Friends of Literacy and see how money people will benefit from your gift, please visit

For more information or interviews, please contact Melissa Nance, Friends of Literacy Executive Director, at 865-549-7007 and, or Michael Kuczmarski, The Tomato Head’s Marketing Director, at and 865-850-2318.

About Friends of Literacy

The mission of Friends of Literacy is to support the delivery of free, high-quality literacy and adult education programs for adults in Knox County who are inadequately educated to meet the challenges of daily life. Working in partnership with area adult education providers, our goal is to help provide basic education and life-skills training so that our students become better workers, parents and citizens.

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