This week, Cary Academy and Durham Academy came out to The Food Shuttle Farm and our Geer Street Learning Garden to do some hard work and learn more about food insecurity and how Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is fighting hunger in the Triangle.
Volunteers are truly the life blood of our operations and this Hunger Action Month we wanted to take the time to show you how much support we get, nearly every single day from our corporate volunteers that make our programs successful!
“I’m going to try to make myself something bigger than I am. I’m going to be like Chef Kitty one day.” Those were the words of Kyesha after she graduated from the 10-week Fostering Wellness Workforce Readiness program.
Working to improve my community is important to me and I’ve had the honor of serving an organization for the last four years that works tirelessly to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people living in and around the Triangle.
What does it take to make a garden grow? Seeds, soil, fertilizer, water, bees and a whole lot of hard work. It sounds simple, but growing a successful community garden on a vacant lot in downtown Durham requires commitment and tremendous effort from many people.
The truth is, we have a health care system where asking “are you hungry?” is so far outside of what “counts” as health care that we often fail to ask. The result is patients get and stay sicker, and we miss opportunities to spend health care dollars as effectively as possible.
RALEIGH, NC - For the second year, MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM and WRAL-TV are joining forces to feed hungry children through the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s child hunger programs. The stations will once again mount a day-long Mediathon on TV, radio, web, and mobile to raise funds on Wednesday, July 19, along with a multiple-location food drive.
The Food Shuttle always tackles problems with multiple strategies, and feeding at-risk children over the summer is no different. Read below to see what we are doing to make sure kids are fed in Durham now that school is out.
Over 15 years ago, a cold, hungry, black kitten trotted in the Food Shuttle door. He first appeared late in the fall, and though he enjoyed the toys and food left out for him, he was too fearful to let anyone catch him. That changed after the Food Shuttle closed for several days during a winter snow event. When Sid Williams opened up at 7am that first day back, Riley Cat followed him in out of the cold. And he never left.
THE HERALD SUN - The United Way of the Greater Triangle held its annual “Day of Action” Wednesday morning, assembling 1,500 weekend meal and reading kits for Durham area students, all in support of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.