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The story of how a swarm of bees in Steve and Vicki Wilson's backyard came to live in one of the hives on the IFFS Teaching Farm.
Midtown Raleigh News—1 May, 2013
Bees on the IFFS Teaching Farm, a planning grant for Urban Ag, programs for Seniors, a Food Truck pilot, a fond farewell to our beloved retiring volunteer coordinator, Emily Zartman, and more!
IFFS Monthly Newsletter—30 April, 2013
Many thanks to all participants in the NC Legal Feeding Frenzy, and congratulations to our generous donor, the District Court Judges of Wake County, who won the prize for most raised by a small firm! Combined with the law firms Legal Aid of NC and Cranfill, Sumner, & Hartzog, they raised a total equivalent of over 9,686 lbs of food in food and funds for IFFS!
NC Association of Food Banks—26 April, 2013
Video project on Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Urban Agriculture program in Southeast Raleigh, transforming vacant lots into urban farms and gardens and creating a healthier, more food secure community.
Patrick Mustain—23 April, 2013
The John Rex Endowment has awarded a planning grant of $81,789 for IFFS to work with the SE Raleigh community to develop a plan for an urban ag project to address low access to healthy foods.
AP Connect—23 April, 2013
A new Mobile Market, how our partners and PARtners support our work to end hunger in our community, new positions IFFS is hiring for, appreciation of our volunteers, and more!
IFFS Monthly Newsletter—2 April, 2013
Inspired after attending Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's urban agriculture workshop Plant the Pavement, the Garden Club at West Pine Middle School is building a greenhouse to house their own aquaponics operation and are embarking on more entrepreneurial adventures.
The Pilot—1 April, 2013
Cary bankruptcy attorney Dennis Sargent Jr. and other professionals from The Next Level BNI group in Cary will glean collards Thursday morning in Rougemont with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
PR Web—19 March, 2013
Many school gardeners at AHA's fourth annual Dig In workshop last weekend signed up to Plant a Row for the Hungry and donate some of the produce they grow to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle!
News & Observer —16 March, 2013
IFFS Urban Agrciulture Educator Maurice Small talks to Susan Youmans on her radio show "What's For Dinner" about teaching people to garden in poor neighborhoods, creating empowerment and re-engagement in several cities - now including Raleigh!
CyberStationUSA—11 March, 2013
Cooking Matters combines cooking and budgeting strategies to help families pull together healthy, affordable meals.
John Rex Endowment—27 February, 2013
Silent Auction of handmade children's art to benefit Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's BackPack Buddies program to be held Friday, March 1, 2013 at Epona and Oak 329 Blake St. Raleigh NC
Online PR Media—25 February, 2013
A trial run of our Mobile Meals food truck, nutrition education and food as medicine, continuing education for graduates of our Culinary Job Training Program, school pantries, and more.
IFFS Monthly Newsletter—25 February, 2013
The Apex High School cheerleading squad spent a Saturday gleaning brussel sprouts with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle at a farm in Duncan, just outside Fuquay Varina, giving back and at the same time learning about where their food comes from.
The Apex Herald—14 February, 2013
Kia Baker, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Director of Food Recovery and Distribution and Southeast Raleigh resident, is helping to engage community members to determine a solution that would be best for Southeast Raleigh following the closing of two Krogers in the area. She is helping to organize a neighborhood group called NC Co-operators, which is now pulling together partners to create a co-op grocery store in Southeast Raleigh as one possible solution.
Raleigh Public Record—1 February, 2013
Cooking Matters was recently featured on NBC Nightly News! Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is the lead partner in NC for Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters program, a cooking-based nutrition education course designed to teach low-income families how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a limited budget. We coordinate courses at community agencies throughout the Triangle.
NBC Nightly News—26 January, 2013
On Jan. 20, the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle hosted its 19th annual Taste of Hope Gala at the Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary. The sold out event played to 200 volunteers, sponsors, and supporters to raise money to end hunger in our community.
Triangle Business Journal—22 January, 2013
Learn about Martin Luther King Jr. Day at IFFS, what we're doing with school pantries, our latest Culinary Job Training Program graduation, what's new in our nutrition education programs, and more!
IFFS Dec-Jan Newsletter—21 January, 2013
Ben Stone, owner of Backyard Produce, donates hundreds of pounds of "leftover and perishable foods" to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. His generosity inspired Kelly DeLaire, the owner of Foods Simply Fresh to start a "Pay it Forward Fund," used to help pay for the wholesale priced meats she uses to prepare foods for donated meals to those in need of help.
The Fuquay Varina Independent—20 January, 2013
Currently, two graduates from Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Young Farmer Training Program are working the land at the site of Well Fed Community Garden, a 1.5 acre property that Irregardless is developing with partners to grow food for the restaurant.
Wake Advocates for Health in Action January 2013 Newsletter—16 January, 2013
Catering with a Cause recently catering a wedding for some lovely folks! Read the review: "The staff with Catering With A Cause were really lovely, warm, and delightful in the presence. They also cooked, served, and cleaned the kitchen with grace and good spirits. They were a joy to have in Amber and Forrest's big day. Catering With A Cause added to the feeling of being very well cared for."
NC Triangle Weddings Blog—16 January, 2013
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Director of Food Recovery and Distribution, Kia Baker, spoke during a town hall meeting to discuss the impending closing of two Kroger grocery stores in Southeast Raleigh, an area already considered a food desert where many seniors and other residents lack access to enough nutritious food.
News & Observer —23 December, 2012
Raleigh City Councilors in the Law and Public Safety Committee approved loosening the regulations in the dense R10 zoning districts to eliminate the need for community garden operators to pay a $200 permit fee and go through a special-use permit hearing. The full City Council will discuss the change at its next meeting in January.
Raleigh Public Record—13 December, 2012
Raleigh Public Record—11 December, 2012
As Raleigh's Unified Development Ordinance is being re-written, residents and groups including Inter-Faith Food Shuttle advocate for easing restrictions on community gardens and urban farms.
Raleigh Public Record—10 December, 2012
Neesha Mirchandani, an attendee of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's intensive ag training workshop series Plant The Pavement reflects on the workshop, what she learned, and what it means for the region.
The Homeless in Wake County, NC: The Listening Project Blog—7 December, 2012
We are blessed by a community that loves to give -- and we are amazed by the varied ways they do it. Read about Turkey Takeout, the Stewards Fund Challenge, Plant the Pavement, our local farm donors, and more!
IFFS Monthly Newsletter—5 December, 2012
Seeking to build on the emergence of the local food movement, advocates for urban farming, including Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, are urging Raleigh officials to craft policies to encourage community and for-profit gardens inside the city limits.
North Raleigh News—5 December, 2012
On Chris Fitzsimmon's "News and Views" segment, IFFS Director and Co-Founder Jill Staton Bullard discusses hunger in NC and how communities can pull together to make a difference.
NC Policy Watch—3 December, 2012
Tarheel of the Week Herman Sampson has volunteered for 20 years with Hunters for the Hungry, donating deer meat to needy families. The meat is also distributed locally by Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
News & Observer —1 December, 2012
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Longview School partner as a Regional Outreach Training Center for Growing Power to host workshops on easy-to-replicate growing methods for youth and community members to enable them to both feed themselves and generate income.
News & Observer —28 November, 2012
A highlight on Turkey Takeout from the Spanish newspaper Que Pasa.
Que Pasa Noticias—21 November, 2012
Butterball donated over 200 turkeys to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to distribute to families in need this holiday season. Turkey Talk-Line expert Marty VanNess also gave a lesson on turkey preparation to our Culinary Job Training class!
News & Observer —13 November, 2012
We've had a record-breaking quarter in food recovery, continue to be inspired by our volunteers, are working in an amazing community, and more!
IFFS Monthly Newsletter—31 October, 2012
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a benefactor of Crop Walk Raleigh 2012, which raises money to fight hunger both locally and globally.
News & Observer —27 October, 2012
Wake Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) highlighted Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in their October Newsletter! What began 23 years ago as an effort to recover fresh food from grocery stores and restaurants to feed hungry people in our community has evolved today into a mission to empower people to feed themselves.
"Health in Action" AHA Partner Spotlight—17 October, 2012
IFFS is the Cooking Matters lead partner for NC and administers the program on a state-wide basis. First class graduates from Jamestown, coordinated by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C
The Jamestown News—10 October, 2012
An interview with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Executive Director and Co-Founder, Jill Staton Bullard, on inspiration and what IFFS does to fight hunger.
Walter Magazine—2 October, 2012
Find out what's been going on in September, what exciting events we've got coming up, and new ways you can support Inter-Faith Food Shuttle!
IFFS Monthly Newsletter—1 October, 2012
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has launched an Urban Agriculture Training Program that will use the power of growing food to bring true change to the most food insecure neighborhoods in our community.
News & Observer —26 September, 2012
Twenty three Mount Olive College FFA members participated in a field gleaning effort with IFFS which resulted in nearly two tons of cabbage collards being harvested - 1,971 pounds to be exact!
Mount Olive College News—12 September, 2012
We have many things to be grateful for this month, not least of which are our volunteers, who drive our trucks, pack BackPacks, pull weeds on the farm, glean fields, work on fundraisers, and more!
IFFS Monthly Newsletter—5 September, 2012
The new Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden at Duke Gardens will be donating produce to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle through our Plant a Row for the Hungry program! They've already donated 650 peppers, 120 eggplants, 220 pounds of potatoes and more!
Durham Magazine—27 August, 2012
September 2012 is Hunger Action Month! The state of North Carolina ranks 12th for percentage of citizens experiencing food hardship every month. Join us in ending hunger in our community - donate or volunteer today!
State of North Carolina Office of Beverly Perdue—27 August, 2012
Sol Food Mobile Farm, now touring the country, started in Durham with a little help in making connections from IFFS Executive Director Jill Staton Bullard. The Sol Food crew also began their work locally, helping in our Durham West End Community Garden.
News & Observer —18 August, 2012
IFFS's Catering with a Cause program as a piece of the puzzle coming together to support all youth in becoming productive adults through Youthrive: Youth Leadership Academy, hosted by United Way of the Greater Triangle with healthy, delicious, local meals.
Live United: United Way of the Greater Triangle Blog—14 August, 2012
This Cooking Matters class in Warren County is run through one of our Satellite Partnerships, with the UNC-CH's Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention. As the Share Our Strength lead partner in NC, IFFS works with community organizations to expand the reach of Cooking Matters.
The Warren Record—14 August, 2012
An op-ed by Alan Briggs, Executive Director of the N.C. Association of Feeding America Food Bank, on government cuts to nutritional assistance programs such as SNAP and TEFAP and the straining effect, along with rising food prices, it has on food banks' ability to meet the growing need.
News & Observer —11 August, 2012
IFFS Monthly Newsletter—8 August, 2012
Jen Meldrum is now the Summer Local Lady GODIVA Honoree in the Central Southeast region, nominated for her work with PORCH-Durham, which supports IFFS's BackPack Buddies program, now as our single-largest donor!
Durham Magazine—7 August, 2012
North Raleigh Ministries acts a a "hub" for Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's BackPack Buddies program, providing weekend meals for 80 food insecure children in Wake County. This year, the North Hills 5K will benefit the program.
Midtown Magazine —31 July, 2012
Jill and Sun discuss food insecurity in NC, Urban Ag & YFTP, some of IFFS's newest innovative solutions to grow a healthy local food system, and what they learned on their recent trip to Cuba.
NC Policy Watch—9 July, 2012
News & Observer —15 June, 2012
IFFS Co-Founder and Executive Director Jill Staton Bullard speaks about hunger in the Triangle, the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's mission, and thanks all who participated in Leith Nissan's Keys for Cans event. All week My Carolina Today featured interviews with IFFS staff, reporting from Leith Nissan in Cary where they held a food drive to benefit IFFS, asking folks to bring cans to donate and register to win a new Nissan Murano convertible!
NBC 17 My Carolina Today—25 May, 2012
Valonda of NBC 17's My Carolina Today visits the IFFS kitchen and speaks with Chef Terri Hutter about our Culinary Job Training Program! All week My Carolina Today is featuring interviews with IFFS staff and reporting from Leith Nissan in Cary where they are holding a food drive to benefit IFFS - bring cans to donate and register to win a new Nissan Murano convertible!
NBC 17 My Carolina Today—24 May, 2012
Valonda of My Carolina Today came out to our Raleigh Teaching Farm to talk to Neal Wisenbaker, our farm manager, about what we do on the farm and how it feeds into our mission to pioneer innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. All week My Carolina Today is featuring interviews with IFFS staff and reporting from Leith Nissan in Cary where they are holding a food drive to benefit IFFS - bring cans to donate and register to win a new Nissan Murano convertible!
NBC 17 My Carolina Today—23 May, 2012
Kyle Abrams, IFFS BackPack Buddies Coordinator was interviewed on My Carolina Today speaking about childhood hunger in the Triangle and how our BackPack Buddies program works to help food insecure children. At Leith Nissan in Cary this week, bring in cans or other non-perishable items and register to win a new Nissan Murano convertible at their "Keys for Cans" event!
NBC 17 My Carolina Today—22 May, 2012
Kia Baker, IFFS Director of Food Recovery and Distribution on My Carolina Today live from Leith Nissan in Cary, where they are holding a food drive for Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, collecting cans as part of their Keys for Cans event - bring in cans and register to win a new Nissan Murano convertible!
NBC 17 My Carolina Today—21 May, 2012
IFFS sustainably produced 1,000 pounds of food at Irvin Nature Preserve and farm in Carrboro last year and delivered the fresh, nutritious food to the Inter-Faith Council's kitchen in Chapel Hill, which provides meals to those in need.
Triangle Land Conservancy Newsletter—20 May, 2012
Zomppa and Sol Food Mobile farm recently joined us at one of our Mobile Farmer's Markets in Durham.
Zomppa—9 May, 2012
Midtown Raleigh News—5 May, 2012
The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a member of Feeding America, the national food bank network that will benefit from this new campaign to fight hunger.
CBS News—20 April, 2012
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $700,000 grant to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's Young Farmer Training Program, a farming apprenticeship for youth in Wake County.
Triangle Business Journal—19 April, 2012
The Cary News—3 April, 2012
News & Observer—11 March, 2012
ABC 11 WTVD—29 February, 2012
Will Allen discusses his approach to sustainable agriculture and mentions the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle as a Regional Training Center for Growing Power!
The State of Things WUNC—29 February, 2012
The NCSU Technician —23 January, 2012
The Herald-Sun—19 January, 2012
On rising poverty and hunger in Johnston County and the IFFS Backpack Buddies program
WPTF Morning News —18 January, 2012
Independent Weekly —11 January, 2012
In memory of two members of the Food Shuttle family that we tragically lost this week: Emerald Padilla and Eual Moss. They brought lots of joy and laughter to all of us and helped feed thousands.
—30 December, 2011
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Backpack Buddies program highlighted
News & Observer—29 December, 2011
NC Policy Watch—26 December, 2011
The festival includes the construction of a menorah made out of donated canned goods, which will go to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
WRAL—16 December, 2011
The News & Observer —29 November, 2011
The Independent—23 November, 2011
Garner News—17 November, 2011
News 14—14 November, 2011
Philanthropy Journal—14 November, 2011
NBC 17—14 November, 2011
Independent Weekly—3 November, 2011
Carolina Country—1 November, 2011
Cary News—30 October, 2011
Carrboro Citizen—13 October, 2011
The Herald—11 October, 2011
Progressive Pulse—10 October, 2011
NPR's Food Blog: The Salt—4 October, 2011
WRAL.com Go Ask Mom—29 September, 2011
The Durham News—28 September, 2011
WRAL-TV—26 September, 2011
Cary News—14 September, 2011
The Daily Southerner—8 September, 2011
IFFS distributed 13,262 pounds of food (10,237 pounds were fresh produce) to 1,160 individuals in 323 households in need. WRAL-TV reports...
WRAL-TV—6 September, 2011
Garden Center Magazine—5 September, 2011
NBC 17—31 August, 2011
Wake Living—25 August, 2011
ABC News—25 August, 2011
La Conexion—24 August, 2011
WRAL—19 August, 2011
WRAL-FM—16 August, 2011
The Beehive —15 August, 2011
The Herald-Sun—10 August, 2011
USDA Blog—3 August, 2011
News & Observer—3 August, 2011
Philanthropy Journal—2 August, 2011
Automotive Discovery—1 August, 2011
Wake Living—28 July, 2011
Independent Weekly—27 July, 2011
News 14—25 July, 2011
Triangle Gardener—19 July, 2011
Moose Musings Blog—18 July, 2011
This week's Please Note features the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and one of it's many wonderful programs, the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Farm Program.
Please Note—15 July, 2011
News & Observer—6 July, 2011
Eastern Wake News—6 July, 2011
Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina—6 July, 2011
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle—30 June, 2011
News & Observer—24 June, 2011
Wasted Food—24 June, 2011
Local Harvest—8 June, 2011
WRAL—31 May, 2011
WRAL—31 May, 2011
WRAL—31 May, 2011
PRLOG—31 May, 2011
News & Observer—16 May, 2011
WRAL-TV—16 May, 2011
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle—13 May, 2011
Apex Herald—12 May, 2011
Advocates for Health in Action—12 May, 2011
NC Policy Watch—25 April, 2011
Since the Tornadoes hit, IFFS is distributing more than 10 tons of emergency food per day and serving hot meals. On April 21st IFFS served more than 700 hot meals, and will serve 1,000 meals on Friday night (April 22) and 1,000 on both Saturday (April 23) and Sunday (April 24) for lunch.
VIDEO COVERAGE: In their own words.
Shelly - Tornado Hit her Home
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle—22 April, 2011
News 14—22 April, 2011
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle—20 April, 2011
Wake Living—19 April, 2011
WRAL—19 April, 2011
Apex Herald—18 April, 2011
Triangle Business Journal—18 April, 2011
News 14—14 April, 2011
Raleigh News & Observer—11 April, 2011
Raleigh Public Record—8 April, 2011
IFFS' Food Mover—5 April, 2011
Wake Living—28 March, 2011
Press Release—24 March, 2011
John Rex Endowment—18 March, 2011
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle featured as Local Hero in Edible Piedmont Magazine.
Edible Piedmont Magazine, Spring 2011—15 March, 2011
Food & Nutrition Services Public Service Announcement for North Carolina
—15 March, 2011
For some children, socializing and learning are being cruelly complicated by homelessness, as Scott Pelley reports from Florida, where school buses now stop at motels for children who've lost their homes.
CBS 60 Minutes—7 March, 2011
WRAL—1 March, 2011
"While all segments of the population are affected by obesity, low-income and food insecure people are especially vulnerable due to the additional risk factors associated with poverty,” commented Katherine Andrew, Director of Nutrition, Farm and Gardens for Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. “Today, with close to 15% of all North Carolinians facing food insecurity, we are fifth highest in the nation, and approximately two-thirds of adults in our state are overweight or obese.”
Cooking Matters allows Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to provide a long-term solution to hunger by empowering participants to make educated choices about how to grow, cook, and eat the best food possible. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is Share Our Strength’s North Carolina Presenting Partner for “Cooking Matters” and “Shopping Matters”.
—28 February, 2011
Check out the latest volunteer newsletter Food Mover March 2011
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle—28 February, 2011
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is accepting applications for our new Young Farmer Training Program. The Young Farmer Training Program is a paid multi-year farming apprenticeship for teenagers ages 15-18 in Wake County. Apprentices will learn to grow vegetables, herbs, mushrooms and flowers on our 6-acre Raleigh farm; understand and design profitable farm plans; market their produce while keeping good records; and teach the community about farming and gardening. Each apprentice receives a monthly stipend, weekly fresh vegetables, certificate of completion, and opportunities for scholarships, travel, and managing a small farm enterprise.
Applications for Spring are due March 7. Email Mitra Sticklen at Mitra@FoodShuttle.org or call her at 919-250-0043 for more information.
—14 February, 2011
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle—4 February, 2011
IFFS 2010 Annual Report—1 January, 2011
The Medical News—20 December, 2010
The Salvation Army isn't the only charity struggling to meet recession-era needs. Food banks like the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle report that they are currently able to meet demand but may fall short when children are home from school around Christmas
WRAL—13 December, 2010
Midtown Raleigh News—12 December, 2010
The Market Shoppes at the farmers market is hosting an open house on Saturday. The event caps the market's "Week of Giving" food drive to benefit the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Shoppers can drop off nonperishable food items and monetary donations
NBC 17—11 December, 2010
Triangle Business Journal—22 October, 2010
WRAL—15 August, 2010
WRAL—12 August, 2010
WRAL—21 July, 2010
Midtown Raleigh News—21 July, 2010
News and Observer—12 July, 2010
News and Observer—10 July, 2010
NBC 17—16 April, 2010
NBC 17—19 March, 2010
News and Observer—17 March, 2010
Triangle Business Journal—4 January, 2010
NC Medical Journal—1 January, 2010
Midtown Magazine—1 January, 2010
News and Observer—25 October, 2009
News and Observer—2 October, 2009
WRAL—18 September, 2009
The Herald-Sun—14 September, 2009
News 14 Carolina—11 September, 2009
News and Observer—11 September, 2009
WRAL—24 July, 2009
News and Observer—22 July, 2009
Our State Magazine—1 November, 2008