disaster relief

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) Feeding Edgecombe and Nash County Residents Impacted by Hurricane Irene on Wednesday, September 7th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sep 02, 2011—RALEIGH, NC

Raleigh, N.C. - Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is distributing free, healthy and nutritious food through a mobile market to people impacted by Hurricane Irene in Edgecombe & Nash Counties. People impacted should come on Wednesday, September 7, at 3:00 PM to Heritage Park located at 122 /258 Highway North (towards Scotlandneck, NC) in Princeville, NC.

"Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is providing canned/dry goods and ready-to-consume produce," said Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Executive Director Jill Staton Bullard. "This is part of our response to the needs of those affected by Hurricane Irene in our seven-county service area. We are always ready and committed to respond to the food needs of people when there is a natural disaster."

Sister agency Red Cross will be passing out cleaning supplies to senior citizens. Sarah Lee, Harris Teeter, Eastern Carolina Organics and other donors are helping Inter-Faith Food Shuttle distribute healthy, nutritious food to people impacted by Hurricane Irene. On August 30th in Rocky Mount, NC, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle served 880 people from 265 households by distributing 1,500 deli sandwiches and 13,083 pounds of food to hurricane victims.

For more information regarding IFFS' Disaster Relief efforts please visit http://www.foodshuttle.org/program/hurricane-Irene and http://www.foodshuttle.org/program/Tornado-Relief.

To help Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's disaster relief efforts please donate online www.foodshuttle.org or call (919) 250-0043.

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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. www.foodshuttle.org

 

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Helps Feed People Impacted by Hurricane Irene in Rocky Mount

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 29, 2011

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) Distributes Food to People Impacted by Hurricane Irene in Rocky Mount, NC, as IFFS Did During April Tornadoes

August 29, 2011, Raleigh, NC - Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is distributing food to people impacted by Hurricane Irene in Rocky Mount, NC. People impacted by Hurricane Irene should come on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at 3pm to First United Methodist Church located at 100 South Church Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

Harris Teeter, Eastern Carolina Organics and other donors are helping Inter-Faith Food Shuttle distribute healthy, nutritious food to people impacted by Hurricane Irene. To help Inter-Faith Food Shuttle's disaster relief efforts please donate online www.foodshuttle.org or call (919) 250-0043.

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Media Contact: Melissa Wajnert Hartzell office (919) 250-0043 mobile (919) 414-2069

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. www.foodshuttle.org

 

Help Tornado Families

WRAL-TV FOOD DRIVE @ FOOD SHUTTLE THIS FRIDAY; RISEUP RALEIGH RAISES FUND FOR IFFS ON JUNE 3RD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2011—RALEIGH, NC

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Help Families Impacted by the Tornadoes

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011

Capitol Broadcasting and WRAL-TV are partnering with The Inter-faith Food Shuttle in Raleigh for a daylong collection drive for Wake County families impacted by the tornado. The relief effort will be held at 1001 Blair Drive in Raleigh from 6AM to 7PM. Donations accepted include: dry goods, juice, canned meat, cereal, healthy snacks, and bottled water. http://www.wral.com/5onyourside/story/9613576/

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

“Rise Up Raleigh” will feature concerts from 11 terrific bands at the city amphitheater as well as street performers and vendors along the blocks leading to and from the facility at Lenoir and Cabarrus streets. The charities that will receive the proceeds from the concert are the Salvation Army of Wake County, Centro International de Raleigh, the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and Help hands Mission. The United Way of the Greater Triangle is processing the donations and is not charging an administrative fee for doing so. Donations to the concert that will begin at 5 p.m. and rock to 11 p.m. will be accepted at the gate. The Mayor encouraged residents who may be unable to attend the event to send their donations to www.unitedwaytriangle.org/tornado or www.riseupraleigh.com.

HELP INTER-FAITH FOOD SHUTTLE

If You Would Like to Help

  1.  Donate Money –Donate online www.foodshuttle.org or send a check to P.O. Box 14638, Raleigh NC 27620.
  2.  Donate Food - Come to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, 1001 Blair Drive, in Raleigh, NC 27620. Food Items most needed:
    • • Fresh Produce
    • • Dry Goods- Rice, Beans, Flour, Sugar, Grits, Oatmeal
    • • 100% Juice (large bottles or individual)
    • • Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken)
    • • Cereal
    • • Healthy Snacks
    • • Water (jugs or bottles)

3. Donate Your Time – Volunteer! Please visit our website to sign up or call (919) 250-0043.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Action

Video: Food In, Food Prepared & Food Out - Jill Staton Bullard, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s co-founder and executive director.

ABOUT INTER-FAITH FOOD SHUTTLE  The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has been increasing access to healthy, fresh produce for low-income community members for more than 22 years. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a non-traditional Food Bank of Feeding America and an United Way Agency of Excellence. www.foodshuttle.org

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Impact - Tornado Aftermath

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2011—RALEIGH, NC

INTER-FAITH FOOD SHUTTLE IMPACT IN AFTERMATH OF APRIL 16th TORNADOES

Raleigh, NC - Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) reports on impact of Emergency Relief to devastated neighborhoods a month after tornadoes hit the Triangle. In the first week after tornadoes hit our state, IFFS:

  • • Distributed over 150,000 pounds of emergency food and water
  • • Provided boxes filled with food to more than 1325 people in 350 families
  • • Prepared and served 1,000 free, hot meals a day for four days
  • • Served a full Easter Dinner, complete with Easter Baskets

IFFS distributed an average of ten tons of emergency food each day to people impacted by the tornadoes and served hot meals where the tornadoes hit hardest. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle worked with the City of Raleigh, Red Cross and NC Baptist Men to provide them with food and supplement their efforts in the Triangle. In addition to our immediate emergency efforts, IFFS held free mobile markets in the Stony Brook neighborhood and Four Oaks community. We also distributed directly to families more than 1000 food boxes. Despite the fact that Inter-Faith Food Shuttle did not have power itself days after the tornadoes, IFFS staff and volunteers meet the emergency needs and continued delivering our planned services and distribution.

“Our community came together to help address the emergency. Companies and organizations called wanting to donate food and volunteers just showed up at our doors and asked what they could do to help. Food Shuttle put them to work and distributed the food to people in need,” said Terri Hutter, COO Food Service & Job Training for Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

The need continues and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is committed to continue to help families impacted by the tornadoes by increasing the food collected for and distributed to our 212 partner programs and agencies (soup kitchens, shelters, pantries, etc), conducting free mobile markets and delivering food boxes. We are working closely with our distribution partners in areas hardest hit to provide much needed food.

If You Need Help:

Please call the Inter-Faith food Shuttle at (919) 250-0043.

If You Would Like to Help

  1.  Donate Money –Donate online www.foodshuttle.org or send a check to P.O. Box 14638, Raleigh NC 27620.
  2.  Donate Food - Come to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, 1001 Blair Drive, in Raleigh, NC 27620. Food Items most needed:
    • Fresh Produce
    •  Dry Goods- Rice, Beans, Flour, Sugar, Grits, Oatmeal
    •  100% Juice (large bottles or individual)
    •  Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken)
    •  Cereal
    •  Healthy Snacks
    •  Water (jugs or bottles)

3. Donate Your Time – Volunteer! Please visit our website to sign up or call (919) 250-0043.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Action

Video: Food In, Food Prepared & Food Out - Jill Staton Bullard, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s co-founder and executive director.

ABOUT INTER-FAITH FOOD SHUTTLE

The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has been increasing access to healthy, fresh produce for low-income community members for more than 22 years. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a non-traditional Food Bank of Feeding America and an United Way Agency of Excellence. www.foodshuttle.org

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Sets Up Free Market for People Hit by Tornado in Four Oaks, NC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Apr 22, 2011—FOUR OAKS, NC

This Saturday in Four Oaks, NC, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) is providing free food to people in need. IFFS is bringing one of its refridgerated trucks full of healthy, nutritious food to a neighborhood hit hard by last week's tornadoes. Anyone impacted by the storms may come and "shop" for food. All of the food is free. Free Easter baskets will also be given to families with children. The market will be set up in front of the Dollar General located at 507 E Wellons Street. The event starts at 3pm.

On April 21th IFFS served more than 700 hot meals and 800 hot meals on Friday (April 22) night. This weekend, IFFS will serve more than 1,000 hot meals on Saturday (April 23) and another 1,000 on Sunday (April 24).

VIDEO COVERAGE: In their own words. Family - Tornado Hits Our Family's 6th Birthday  Shelly - Tornado Hit her Home Vet - Tornado Hits Our Home when 82 Year Old Mom was Home

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Action Tornado Disaster Relief - Kia Baker Hot Meals - Terri Hutter Food In, Food Prepared & Food Out - Jill Staton Bullard

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS HELP

  1. Come receive free, hot meals, prepared by the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s culinary program, at these locations in the heart of where the tornadoes hit in downtown Raleigh:

Helping Hand Mission of Raleigh 623 Rock Quarry Road Raleigh, NC 27610

      •  Thursday, April 21 after 4 PM,
      •  Friday, April 22 after 4 PM,
      •  Saturday, April 23 after 11 AM, and
      •  Sunday, April 24 (EASTER) after 11 AM.

Boys & Girls Club (Meals available at the Girls Club Building) 701 N. Raleigh Boulevard Raleigh, NC 27610

      • Thursday, April 21 4:30 PM – 6 PM,
      • Friday, April 22 4:30 PM – 6 PM,
      • Saturday, April 23 Noon – 1 PM, and
      • Sunday, April 24 Noon – 1PM.

2. Come to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, 1001 Blair Drive, in Raleigh, NC to receive emergency supplies of food

3. Or call the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle at (919) 250-0043 to find a partner agency distributing food.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP

  1. Donate online www.foodshuttle.org
  2. Come to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, 1001 Blair Drive, in Raleigh, NC to donate food or volunteer.
    • Volunteer - No need to call, just come. We are accepting volunteers all week to help sort nonperishable food in the warehouse and staff our emergency food pick up table. Volunteers may come between 8am and 4pm and should wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The warehouse might be warm.
    • Donate Food - Items most needed:
      • WATER and juice
      • pop top fruit cups and meats like tuna and chicken
      • Deli items such as sandwiches and salads
      • Snack items such as granola bars and snack crackers
      • Cereal

3. Donate Money/Gas Cards

IFFS is distributing an average of ten tons of emergency food each day to people impacted by the tornadoes and serving hot meals where the tornadoes hit hardest. In addition to running these emergency services, IFFS trucks are on the roads delivering healthy, nutritious food throughout the Triangle to 212 partner agencies and performing direct distribution programs through mobile markets, grocery bags, BackBack Buddies and community gardens programs. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is providing food to the Red Cross and NC Baptist Men and supplementing their distribution efforts. Smithfield Foods donated more than 5,000 pounds of pork to IFFS’s emergency hot meal service.

ABOUT INTER-FAITH FOOD SHUTTLE The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has been increasing access to healthy, fresh produce for low-income community members for 21 years. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has partnered with Share Our Strength to run Cooking Matters classes in the Triangle since 2008. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a non-traditional Food Bank of Feeding America and an United Way Agency of Excellence.

MEDIA CONTACT: Melissa Hartzell (919) 414-2069 or Jill Staton Bullard (919) 812-1885.

The Need Is Still Great for Families Hit by Tornadoes

Impact, Get Help & Give Help

INTER-FAITH FOOD SHUTTLE PROVIDING HOT MEALS AND EMERGENCY FOOD TO PEOPLE HIT BY TORNADOES

Where to Go to Get Help & Give Help

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) is collecting food, cooking food and distributing food directly to people impacted by the Tornadoes.

Since the Tornadoes hit, IFFS is distributing more than 10 tons of emergency food per day and serving hot meals.  On April 20th we served more than 700 hot meals, and will serve 1,000 meals on Friday night (April 22) and 1,000 on both Saturday (April 23) and Sunday (April 24) for lunch.

VIDEO COVERAGE: In their own words.

Family - Tornado Hits Our Family's 6th Birthday

Shelly - Tornado Hit her Home

Vet - Tornado Hits Our Home when 82 Year Old Mom was Home 

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Action

Tornado Disaster Relief - Kia Baker

Hot Meals - Terri Hutter

Food In, Food Prepared & Food Out - Jill Staton Bullard

If You or Someone You Know Needs Food

1. Come receive free, hot meals, prepared by the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s culinary program, at these locations in the heart of where the tornadoes hit in downtown Raleigh:

Helping Hand Mission of Raleigh 623 Rock Quarry Road Raleigh, NC 27610 • Thursday, April 21 after 4 PM, • Friday, April 22 after 4 PM, • Saturday, April 23 after 11 AM, and • Sunday, April 24 (EASTER) after 11 AM.

Boys & Girls Club (Meals available at the Girls Club Building) 701 N. Raleigh Boulevard Raleigh, NC 27610 • Thursday, April 21 4:30 PM – 6 PM, • Friday, April 22 4:30 PM – 6 PM, • Saturday, April 23 Noon – 1 PM, and • Sunday, April 24 Noon – 1PM.

2. Come to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, 1001 Blair Drive, in Raleigh, NC to receive emergency supplies of food 3. Or call the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle at (919) 250-0043 to find a partner agency distributing food.

If You Would Like to Help

1. Donate online www.foodshuttle.org

2. Come to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, 1001 Blair Drive, in Raleigh, NC to donate food or volunteer.

• Volunteer - No need to call, just come. We are accepting volunteers all week to help sort nonperishable food in the warehouse and staff our emergency food pick up table. Volunteers may come between 8am and 4pm and should wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The warehouse might be warm.

• Donate Food - Items most needed: o WATER and juice o pop top fruit cups and meats like tuna and chicken o Deli items such as sandwiches and salads o Snack items such as granola bars and snack crackers o Cereal

3. Donate Money/Gas Cards

IFFS is distributing an average of ten tons of emergency food each day to people impacted by the tornadoes and serving hot meals where the tornadoes hit hardest. In addition to running these emergency services, IFFS trucks are on the roads delivering healthy, nutritious food throughout the Triangle to 212 partner agencies and performing direct distribution programs through mobile markets, grocery bags, BackBack Buddies and community gardens programs. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is providing food to the Red Cross and NC Baptist Men and supplementing their distribution efforts. Smithfield Foods donated more than 5,000 pounds of pork to IFFS’s emergency hot meal service.

ABOUT INTER-FAITH FOOD SHUTTLE The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has been increasing access to healthy, fresh produce for low-income community members for 21 years. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has partnered with Share Our Strength to run Cooking Matters classes in the Triangle since 2008. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a non-traditional Food Bank of Feeding America and an United Way Agency of Excellence.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Sets Up Emergency Pick Up and Drop Off Location at 1001 Blair Drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Apr 19, 2011—RALEIGH, NC

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) is distributing food directly to people impacted by the Tornadoes. People experiencing food hardship may come to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle headquarters, located at 1001 Blair Drive (off of Centennial Drive near the State Farmers Market). IFFS Staff and volunteers are in the parking lot distributing food and accepting donations.

If You or Someone You Know Needs Food

Come to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, 1001 Blair Drive, in Raleigh, NC to receive emergency supplies of food Or call (919) 250-0043 to find a partner agency distributing food

If You Would Like to Help

Donate online www.foodshuttle.org

Come to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, 1001 Blair Drive, in Raleigh, NC to volunteer or to donate food. No need to call, just come. We are accepting volunteers all week to help sort nonperishable food in the warehouse. Volunteers may come between 8am and 4pm and should wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. The warehouse might be warm.

Donate Food. Items most needed:

  • WATER and juice
  • pop top fruit cups and meats like tuna and chicken
  • Deli items such as sandwiches and salads
  • Snack items such as granola bars and snack crackers
  • Cereal

· Donate Money/Gas Cards

In addition to running this emergency service, IFFS trucks are on the roads delivering healthy, nutritious food throughout the Triangle to 212 partner agencies, including the Red Cross, and performing direct distribution programs through mobile markets, grocery bags, BackBack Buddies and community gardens programs.

Members of the media please contact: Melissa Hartzell (919) 414-2069 or Jill Staton Bullard (919) 812-1885. Members of the public call (919) 250-0043.

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ABOUT INTER-FAITH FOOD SHUTTLE

The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has been increasing access to healthy, fresh produce and food for low-income community members for more than 22 years. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a non-traditional Food Bank of Feeding America and United Way Agency of Excellence.

 

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Delivers Emergency Food to Triangle Without Power of Phones at Headquarters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Apr 18, 2011—RALEIGH, NC

Responding to the emergency need for food in the Triangle after this weekend's series of tornadoes, the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is delivering food today to non-profit agencies across the Triangle. Without power or phones, more than ten refrigerated trucks are on the roads delivering healthy, nutritious food. IFFS staff members are using cell phones to assess the needs of the 212 partner agencies, rerouting trucks and sending food to soup kitchens, pantries and other emergency agencies so they can feed victims of the storm and members of the community experiencing food hardship.

Jill Staton Bullard, the co-founder and executive director of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, commented, "All of us here at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle are working to collect food and deliver it to people who have lost everything and to people who are hungry. Beyond the network of our agencies, we are delivering to parking lots where people are in need."

To make food donations, please call Don Eli (919)609-0939 To make monetary donations, please donate online www.foodshuttle.org. Members of the media please contact: Melissa Hartzell (919) 414-2069 or Jill Staton Bullard (919) 812-1885.

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ABOUT INTER-FAITH FOOD SHUTTLE The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has been increasing access to healthy, fresh produce and food for low-income community members for more than 22 years. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is a non-traditional Food Bank of Feeding America and United Way Agency of Excellence.