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.
How does the Food Shuttle find new volunteers? Well, one way is ‘everyone bring one,’ where an established volunteer introduces a friend, and that friend brings in another … and on, and on. That's the story of our Tuesday Glenwood Route team.
What does it take to be a Hunger Hero? Well, it helps if you are in 3rd to 5th grade. Katie Murray of the Camden Street Learning Garden has been training a new generation of Hunger Heroes through an elective class with Exploris Elementary School.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle continues feeding at-risk children after school lets out for the summer, we just have to do it in different ways. Keep checking back for more information on how, where, and what children are eating this summer!
NEWS & OBSERVER - For many people, access to healthy food is never an issue. It’s there in the grocery store down the street, and it’s within a family’s budget. But that’s not true for everyone. Some neighborhoods lack stores with healthy options, and some people struggle to afford anything but cheap, processed foods. Meredith Brown, a 17-year-old junior at Broughton High School, wants to change that.
How can we even begin to say “thank you” to the people who do so much? ach April during National Volunteer Week, we are grateful to take time to recognize the amazing power of our volunteer force. This year, we tried to really do it up right, with activities throughout the week, including Open Houses at all of the Ag locations, breakfast & lunch provided by Catering With a Cause, and a host of volunteer awards!
WHERE TRAVELER - As people search for ways to eat healthy, buy local and save on groceries, it’s no surprise that community gardens and urban farms are booming across the country. If you’re looking for places to buy fresh produce during your visit to the Raleigh-Durham region, here are a few gardens and farms that prove city-based agriculture is more than a passing trend.
Spring is here and production is ramping up at the new Food Shuttle Farm. Due to re-development of our old land, the farm had to move. Luckily, it’s moved to greener (and bigger!) pastures right across Dover Farm Rd!
2017's Blossoms of Hope fundraiser at Second Empire was another great success: Executive Chef Daniel Schurr prepared an exquisite luncheon, and their excellent wait staff served it – all volunteering their time and talent.