January Food Mover Newsletter: New Beginnings

The Food Mover: Monthly Newsletter

"Give a man a fish. Teach a man to fish. Stock the pond for all." 

Come by our interactive booth at this year's Dig In! event on March 7th to learn about vertical gardening techniques & the Plant a Row for the Hungry program! MORE INFO
Relay Foods is at it again, this time with a $5 give-back to IFFS. MORE INFO
Have you seen our new video? Watch it here
Become a monthly Ground Level Giver and help sustain our programs year-round!
Big thanks to Principal Financial Group for donating over $17,000 for BackPack Buddies!
Many thanks to Triangle Breakfast Club for raising over $12,000 for BackPack Buddies!
Big thanks to Clouds Brewing for donating a percent of sales to IFFS!
Big thanks to Relay Foods for donating turkeys to IFFS!
Many thanks to Buck's Billiards & Sports Bar, State Farmers Market, and American Tobacco for holding food drives for IFFS!
Shop AmazonSmile year-round to support IFFS
Check out Walling & Spencer: Food with Purpose! For every subscription box purchased, they're donating prairie-raised ground beef to IFFS!
Share your stories and photos from volunteering, holding a food drive, or working towards a #HungerFreeNC! It’s a movement built piece by piece, forming a community and a coalition of hunger-fighters!
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community.
1001 Blair Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603 Phone: 919-250-0043 www.FoodShuttle.org

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a member of Feeding America 

A message from Jill Staton Bullard 

Excited? You betcha! We ended 2014 on such a high note...but 2014 doesn’t have a thing on what 2015 will be!

Last weekend's Taste of Hope fundraiser was fabulous and this week is even better because we welcome our new Executive Director, Dave Koch. Bringing in this strong partner to run the business end of things is a great gift to me, to our staff, to our volunteers, and to this community. I love it because it allows me to do what I have longed to do: build advocates for real system change, create collaborative partnerships that will drive those changes, and bring new partners to shared tables for deep and hard conversations on the real causes for hunger. What a challenge, what an opportunity! I can’t wait - this is going to be one exciting year!                                                                -Jill

Dave Koch Named Executive Director

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is pleased to announce Dave Koch in the position of Executive Director. Koch joins the organization following a board announcement in November 2014 that CEO and Co-founder Jill Staton Bullard will transition into a more external role focused on community development, long-range system change, advocacy, and strategic fund development.

As Executive Director, Koch assumes full responsibility for daily operations including management of staff, programs, finances, and development. Koch comes to IFFS with 25 years of senior level experience in financial and human resources management in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

“We know we have found someone who will bring strong operational, financial, and business acumen, as well as the community focus and a passion for what we do,” said Becky Jacobs, 2014 Board Chair. READ MORE

New Mobile Market Feeds Hundreds

After months of preparations, the Johnston County Mobile Market debut supplied good food to 607 individuals from 206 households, and exceeded expectations in several other ways. READ MORE

MLK Day: Community gives back with IFFS

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” This year, hundreds of volunteers across the Triangle answered Dr. King’s question with: “Building a healthy, hunger-free community!”

IFFS Volunteer Profile: Meet Bob Starkes

Recognized for his service by the Durham Herald, Bob shares stand-out moments from his time driving a truck for IFFS, and has a message for anyone who has ever considered volunteering.


21st Annual Taste of Hope Gala

Thank you to all the chefs, sponsors, and attendees for making it a successful evening! Click here for the full photo gallery!

Welcome Back Kay!

"I am so happy to return as Farm Manager to the IFFS Teaching Farm! I have missed all the wonderful volunteers, the incubator farmers, the beautiful crops growing in the fields, my sweet ladies laying their beautiful eggs, and of course our funny goats!

I have always believed that the Teaching Farm provides a beautiful place where people can learn how food is grown, how to grow their own food, and reconnect to the land that our food comes from. 2015 is going to be a great year for the Teaching Farm. There is a lot going on and we needs lots of help. Come out to Tryon Road and get your hands dirty and help us as we aim to strengthen the Local Food movement!"

-Kay Coleman Farm Manager

3 Simple Changes for a Healthier You

If your goals for 2015 involve healthier food habits, here are three simple changes you can try, courtesy of the IFFS Nutrition Education division.

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