June Newsletter: Teaming Up for #HungerFreeNC

The Food Mover: Monthly Newsletter


Food activists, advocates, community members,and YOU are invited to action forums designed to accelerate movement toward ending hunger in Durham. MORE INFO
End Hunger Now
Our Tryon Road Farm Stand sells locally grown, chemical-free produce Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. MORE INFO
Tryon Road Farm Stand
The IFFS/Wake Med Farmers' Market is open to the public, selling local goods Tuesdays this summer. MORE INFO
Wake Med Farmers' Market


Thank you Pepsi for donating a 48-foot storage trailer which will free up more space in our warehouse for food!
Thank you UnitedHealthcare for sponsoring our "Mobile Tastiness Machine" food truck! Your generous gift allows us to deliver free meals directly to children in food-insecure neighborhoods all summer long!
Big thanks to Tim Gibson and the staff & customers at Publix grocery store in Cary) for raising over $8,500 through Publix Food for All Campaign!
IFFS' Dave Koch with Publix's Tim Gibson
Special thanks to Fred Haggard and our partner Food Runners Collaborative for helping IFFS take a huge step forward with an upgraded phone & internet system!
Special thanks for the 3,286 lbs of food donated on behalf of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Another successful season partnering with the Carolina Hurricanes, RBC Center, & the Rock and Wrap It Up program rescued over 11,000 lbs of food, and provided almost 9,000 meals to neighbors in need.
Special thanks to Raleigh-Wake Human Resource Management Association for raising $1,000 at their annual 5K!
Check out Walling & Spencer: Food with Purpose! For every subscription box purchased, they're donating prairie-raised ground beef to IFFS!
Shop AmazonSmile year-round to support IFFS


Share your stories and photos from volunteering, holding a food drive, or working towards a #HungerFreeNC!

Our youth group, through YouthWork, had the opportunity to work here on Wednesday afternoon. You are doing a wonderful service and we are glad we got to help. Amber was very informative and it is amazing how many children and families you serve.

Posted by Tami Bowman on Friday, June 19, 2015


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 

A message from Jill Staton Bullard

Jill Staton Bullard

I am more excited right now than I have ever been! From the earliest years I dreamed of a movement that would create the political and social will to end hunger here in this State that I love. Last year that dream was truly seeded when WRAL-TV and Radio One stations created the HungerFreeNC MediaThon. It showcased the non-traditional solutions we have created that are designed to end hunger by Feeding, Teaching and Growing. If you are reading this, you know our programs. But you also know we can’t do it alone.

This year’s HungerFreeNC MediaThon on July 16 is featuring some of our sister organizations who are as involved in creating innovative solutions to end hunger across the region as we are:

     • Conetoe Family Life Center in Edgecombe County
     • Transplanting Traditions in Orange County
     • Hawkeye Indian Culture Center in Hoke County
     • Farmer Foodshare in Durham County
     • Action Pathways in Cumberland County


Together with our media partners, we are building the coalition that I have always dreamed possible. We are raising awareness about the problem of hunger, we are demonstrating solutions, and we are inviting YOU to become more involved in this movement.

We can change the future of North Carolina by working together. This year’s expanded HungerFreeNC MediaThon is the logical next step. Can you tell I am excited?!


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When school’s out,
hunger doesn’t take a break

Mobile Tastiness MachineThere are children who hate summer because they don’t have food. So our Childhood Hunger & Food Services staff leap to action with some innovative - and effective - solutions.

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Three languages, one common goal:
Culinary Job Training Program Graduation #68

CJTP graduationAfter 11 weeks of overcoming language barriers, transportation obstacles, and a jam-packed curriculum, Sean, Maria, and Nastaran graduated. After the celebration, Chef Terri Hutter reflected back on a small, but mighty class.

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Food Shuttle cuts ribbon on new
Teaching Farm ‘Village’

cutting the ribbon
Whether it’s raining, or whether the sun is shining way too high, the new classroom gives our Incubator Farmers an opportunity to continue learning indoors.

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SAS and Catering Works
take a bite out of food waste

A special occasion from corporate partners Catering Works and SAS presented a unique opportunity for IFFS to rescue even more food.

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Volunteer Spotlight:
Manju Karkare

Manju Karkare
Manju Karkare is a Registered Dietitian who volunteers with our Nutrition Education division. "My greatest reward is when the cooking class participants try something new and like it," she says.

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Summer Salsa Recipe
Summer Salsa with tortilla chips

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