Beef Donation Feeds the Hungry

March 19, 2014 Raleigh--Thanks to Cultured Cow Creamery, 800 pounds of beef—local, grass-based, and certified humanely raised— will now go to local agencies to feed the hungry.

With 40% of America’s food going wasted, one of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s goals is to redirect healthy food from all channels—including local farms. Cultured Cow Creamery operates a 135 acre dairy in South Durham, just outside of the Research Triangle Park, where they make a cheese every day. Local businessmen Sam Galphin and David Falk own the sustainable operation with a commitment to breeding and milking cows that are considered among the best in the world. Three large wind turbines and a large number of solar panels have been strategically placed around the farm for energy efficiency. Their popular cheeses can be found at stores around the Triangle.

Most of the high-quality, sustainably-raised beef is being donated to CAARE, Inc and Genesis Home, agencies that provide health services, education, and support for low-income and homeless community members in Durham. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has provided healthy food to these agencies on a regular basis for over a decade. Sam Galphin, a doctor of veterinary medicine, commented on the donation: “All I’ve really ever wanted to do is feed people. We believe making cheese in an environmentally sustainable way is a model that can be replicated almost anywhere.”

Phyllis Coley, publisher and editor-in-chief of Spectacular Magazine, and long-time friends with co-owner David Falk (also owner of Drucker and Falk, LLC) made the connection between the entrepreneurs and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

“This is how it works,” said IFFS CEO and co-founder Jill Staton Bullard. “As a community, we can bring our resources together to end hunger.”

About Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is an innovative hunger-relief organization serving seven counties in and around the Triangle. IFFS works with partners to create sources of healthy food in every low-income neighborhood, and grow opportunities for people to learn job skills and how to grow their own food. Programs include BackPack Buddies, mobile markets, nutrition education, culinary job training, and agricultural training. We feed. We teach. We grow…to create a hunger-free and healthy community.

Contact: Mollie Mayfield,, 919.648.7453