FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec 14, 2009—RALEIGH, NC
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 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 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. (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.