FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov 09, 2009—RALEIGH, NC
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is encouraging the next generation of farmers to take root in Triangle with a trip to hear MacArthur Fellow Will Allen at the McKimmon Center tonight at 7 pm.
The Food Shuttle arranged for attendance and is providing dinner for 30 local kids who are involved with the Farms and Community Gardens Project, a project designed to improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables through community gardens and small farms in the Greater Triangle.
“We’re excited about this opportunity to expose kids in our new Community Gardens programs to successful efforts and inspirational people who are working together to bring local foods to all,” said Katherine Andrew, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Director of Nutrition.
Allen is the founder and CEO of Growing Power, Inc., and is the recipient of a 2008 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as a "Genius Grant." He also was recently featured in an appearance in the movie Fresh.
To find out how to help fight hunger in the Triangle year around, go to www.foodshuttle.org or call 919.250.0043.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
Headquarters Durham Service Center
1001 Blair Drive The Shops at Northgate
P.O. Box 14638 1720 Guess Road
Raleigh, NC 27620 Suite 14
919.250.0043 Durham, NC 27701
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About the Food Shuttle
The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a non-profit organization that provides food for people at risk of hunger in seven counties in the Greater Triangle area. The Food Shuttle works with a network of over 200 partner agencies including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children, adults and seniors. In 2008, the Food Shuttle recovered and distributed nearly 6 millions pounds of food through these partner agencies and through direct distribution programs. (www.foodshuttle.org). The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a non-traditional food bank and proud member of Feeding America and is an Agency of Excellence of the Greater Triangle United Way.