FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mar 08, 2010—
Raleigh- Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and local garden shop, Logan’s Trading Co., will hold an all day Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR) kick-off event on March 13th from 8:00am until 5:30pm at Logan’s.
Plant A Row for the Hungry is a national grassroots initiative through the Gardens Writers Association that encourages gardeners to plant extra produce and donate the surplus to area hunger relief organizations. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is the Triangle’s PAR partner and emphasizes local fresh foods in its Farms and Community Gardens Project as well.
“We’ve always believed that good nutritious food should not go to waste, and the PAR program aligns with that value. Partnering with Logan’s Trading Company again this year allows us to reach more Triangle gardeners to get even more pounds of nutritious locally grown food to community residents in need,” said Katherine Andrew, Director of Nutrition at Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
Mayor Charles Meeker will help kick-off the PAR campaign on Saturday. Planned activities for the day include two garden demonstrations from Logan’s, a cooking demonstration with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Chef Terri Hutter, and watermelon planting for children.
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
# # # 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.