NC Secretary of State Commits to Combat Hunger Through Service Project for BackPack Buddies


The Secretary of State’s Annual Holiday Service Project collected over 2,000 food items for Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s BackPack Buddies program during the month of December.

Secretary of State Marshall and department staff will further show their dedication to fighting hunger by volunteering at Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Headquarters in Raleigh and packing bags of healthy food for BackPack Buddies this Wednesday at 10:30am.

“We are grateful for Secretary Marshall and her staff’s decision to make BackPack Buddies a beneficiary of their Holiday Service Project,” said Jill Staton Bullard, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. “The donated food will soon be in the hands of children who would have otherwise gone without this holiday season.”

BackPack Buddies exists as a solution to the problem of 91,000 children on free or reduced school lunch programs in the Greater Triangle who might be at-risk of going hungry over the weekend. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle provides 6 nutritious meals and 2 snacks to nearly 800 kids each weekend during the school year.

To find out how to help fight hunger in the Triangle year around, go to or call 919.250.0043.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Headquarters 1001 Blair Drive P.O. Box 14638 Raleigh, NC 27620 919.250.0043

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Durham Service Center The Shops at Northgate 1720 Guess Road Suite 14 Durham, NC 27701

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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 2008, the Food Shuttle recovered and distributed nearly 6 millions pounds of food through these partner agencies and through direct distribution programs. ( 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.