Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and U.S. Foodservice to Feed 500 Families this Thanksgiving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov 16, 2009—

Raleigh- Inter-Faith Food Shuttle will hold their annual “Turkey Takeout” event this Thursday, November 18, to distribute 500 turkeys, fresh produce, bread and pies to partner agencies and pantries for families this Thanksgiving.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has an increased commitment to fighting hunger during a time of increased need in the Greater Triangle. U.S. Foodservice will be providing 1250 pounds of vegetables to pair with the 500 turkeys, pies and bread provided by the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Without this distribution of food, hundreds of people in the community would go without a holiday meal.

“Tough economic times will only make Inter-Faith Food Shuttle work harder to fight hunger,” said Jill Staton Bullard, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. “We are glad to be able to distribute holiday food for 500 families and are grateful to U.S. Foodservice for donating fresh produce.”

Turkey distribution will run from 11am – 1 pm on November 18 at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Raleigh location.

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 Headquarters 1001 Blair Drive P.O. Box 14638 Raleigh, NC 27620 919.250.0043 www.foodshuttle.org

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Durham Service Center 1058 West Club Blvd Unit 614 Durham, NC 27701 919-249-6421

# # # About the Inter-Faith 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 2009, 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.