Farm and Gardens

Community Gardeners organize “Vacation Garden School”

Children are a welcome part of the Camden Street Learning Garden. While summer brought heat and afternoon thunderstorms, the neighborhood around Camden Street Learning Garden noticed a new need: an opportunity for children in the neighborhood to gain ownership and pride of the garden. Ladies of the community garden stepped in to address the matter in a personal way: through prayer.  They began to meet one morning a week in the Camden Street Learning Garden to pray for the community:  for the neighborhood, for the children, and for the food being grown in the garden.  Out of these discussions an idea arose— a Vacation Garden School to provide local children a much-needed break from the endless days of summer.


The ladies organized garden-themed crafts and the Camden Street Learning Garden staff taught mini-horticulture lessons.  There were even periods of meditation to help the children learn to focus their energies and thoughts in positive directions. While the children may be heading back to school, they can still find their way to the garden in the afternoon, now with more sense of ownership and education. It is, after all, a learning garden.


The prayer circle continues to meet and ask for spiritual intervention and continued blessings for the neighborhood.  And the community will go forth in their efforts to grow food and flowers, and children and a sense of well-being.  All in the garden on Camden Street.

CBS 17 Volunteers with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle on the 2019 Nexstar Founder's Day of Caring

The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle welcomes employees from CBS 17 to the Food Shuttle Farm and Child Food Hub for a Day of Caring.

Monday, June 17, is Nexstar Media’s 2019 Founder’s Day of Caring! To commemorate the holiday, CBS 17 employees spent their Monday donating their time and talent working in service to the community.

Our CBS 17 team worked with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Durham, the Food Shuttle Farm in Raleigh and the Urban Ministry in Fayetteville.

Groups worked to support these worthy organizations by assembling and providing grocery bags for seniors, sorting food donations for Backpack Buddies which are filled with essential meals and snacks for children in need of emergency food relief, and helping the warehouse staff with food recovery sorting.

Another group of our adventurous CBS 17’ers went out on the farm and assisted farm staff pulling weeds, transplanting crops and preparing produce for distribution.

We at CBS 17 are proud to care about our community and encourage all businesses to consider a similar effort and come together for the greater good of the community in a tangible way.

Alliance Medical Ministry & The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Alliance Medical Ministry & The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Alliance Medical Ministry share a special bond of a long partnership and a shared mission of looking comprehensively at a problem and determining holistic solutions. For the Food Shuttle, it’s hunger relief; for Alliance Medical Ministry, it’s healthcare. And as we all know, those often go hand in hand.

Food Shuttle Welcomes 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Members

Food Shuttle Welcomes 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Members

The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is excited to have two new Food Corps AmeriCorps members, Nathalie Kauz and Annie Kersting, and a new Share Our Strength AmeriCorps member, Caity Ashley, join the Food Shuttle staff for one year. Hear from our new AmeriCorps to learn what brought them to the Food Shuttle!