FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Apr 23, 2010—RALEIGH, NC
Raleigh- Gov. Perdue will plant rows of beans, corn, cucumbers and more at the Executive Mansion for the “Plant a Row for the Hungry” Campaign. Plant a Row (PAR) is a national campaign to encourage all gardeners to grow a little extra produce to donate to the hungry and homeless.
“Local foods are an important part of holistic hunger-relief. We are thrilled to have Gov. Perdue join the campaign and Plant A Row for the Hungry!” said Jill Staton Bullard, Co-founder and Executive Director of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
This season, Logan Trading Co. has given more incentive to Plant A Row for the Hungry. Every fourth donation made at Logan Trading Company earns a free gift for the donor. Gifts include items such as seeds and fertilizer, which will help continue the growth and donation of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Who: Gov. Perdue, representatives from campaign co-sponsors the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Logan’s Trading Company What: Planting a Row for the Hungry Where: Executive Mansion, outside the wall at the corner of Jones and Person Streets When: Friday, April 23, 1:15 p.m.
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 2009, the Food Shuttle recovered and distributed over 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.