Raleigh Area Development Authority Partners with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to Bring Healthy Foods to Southeast Raleigh


Aug 21, 2013—RALEIGH, NC

Media Contact
Wallace O. Green

The Raleigh Area Development Authority (RADA) announces the selection of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) to operate a Farm Stand in Southeast Raleigh, which will bring  fresh produce to a community with few healthy food options.

With financial support from the City of Raleigh, the IFFS will open a temporary Farm Stand at 1601 Martin Luther King Boulevard (on the site of Mount Peace Baptist Church) in Raleigh. The project is a response by the City of Raleigh to the recent closing of a Kroger food store in the neighborhood, resulting in the creation of a "food desert." The Farm Stand will sell fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers as well as organically-grown produce harvested from the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Teaching Farm on Tryon Road in Raleigh.

The Farm Stand will be open every Saturday from 9am-1pm beginning Saturday August 24, 2013, and continuing through the month of October.

About RADA:

RADA, an independent self-sustaining 501(C)(3) not-for-profit economic development organization was established in 2004 by the City of Raleigh to foster development in the City's low- to moderate-income communities, particularly Southeast Raleigh. To learn more about RADA, go to http://rada-nc.org

About IFFS:

Founded  in 1989, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a hunger relief organization that feeds people, teaches skills for self sufficiency, and grows access to healthy local food for communities in need.  Learn about more programs to end hunger at  http://foodshuttle.webfactional.com