Carolina Rollergirls

Volunteer Photographers

Pictures can depict the Food Shuttle's mission and the magnitude of work that our volunteers do every week. Thanks to Twitter and the N&O's Retail and Coupon Queen, Sue Stock, we've been linked up with a couple of spectacular photographers. Photographers Mark Petko and Andy Beal responded to a ReTweet from @FoodShuttle that Sue Stock sent out. Mark, Andy, and other volunteer photographers are now a part of a monthly photo opp email to shoot pictures at Inter-Faith Food Shuttle events and programs at their own convenience.

  Andy recently shot some wonderful pictures from our annual Turkey Takeout last Friday


Mark spent a morning at the farm picking lettuce and taking some amazing pictures



Mark also came out to the Carolina Rollergirls Charity Bout this past Saturday to catch the action at Dorton Arena


We are extremely thankful for these photographers who have been volunteering time to capture the Food Shuttle through a lens. Our Flickr site has been updated with a handful of Mark and Andy's pictures. Email Jason ( or CeCe ( to become a Food Shuttle volunteer photographer!

What a weekend!

So let's recap. Friday morning, we had our annual Turkey Takeout. We distributed 500 Thanksgiving meals to our partner agencies. Here's WRAL's story on the big day here. Our friend Andy Beal (@andybeal) took some great pictures that we've posted to our Flickr site. And here's our Behind-The-Scenes look at how it went down.

Friday night was the benefit concert/dance party put on by NC State Students at the Sky lounge on Hillsborough Street. That was a lot of fun. We are still figuring up how much food and cash we collected. Who knew our very own Cece White could do such a mean Electric Slide? Even the Food Dude was there.

Saturday night was the Carolina Roller Girls Charity Bout. We'll have pictures and a handle on how much food was collected later this week.

This was a great way to kickoff the holiday season. We can't fight hunger across seven counties without support from the community. Great businesses like US Foods, engaged college students, the Carolina Rollergirls, our partner agencies and volunteers--THANKS!

Carolina Rollergirls!

This Saturday night at Dorton Arena  staring at 5 pm, the Carolina Rollergirlsare having a double-header charity bout to benefit the Food Shuttle! If you've never been to a Roller Girls bout, believe us, you'll love it. It's non-stop action. They are giving a portions of the proceeds to us, as well as running a silent aution and giving away a Roller Girls poster for anyone bringing in 2 cans of non-perishable food. We can't continue to operate our innovative solutions to hunger without support from the community and the Carolina Rollergirls!

We know you love the type of behind the scenes access you get here at the behind the scenes blog, so we sent The Food Dude out to the Roller Girls practice last week. He got a chance to talk with Shirley Temper and filed this report.

So we'll see you Saturday night!