257,210 people in our seven-county service area don't know where their next meal is coming from. 1 in 5 children in North Carolina is at risk of hunger.
These numbers are unacceptable.
The Food Shuttle saves 5.5 million pounds of healthy food from being thrown away and re-routes it to these people in need. Almost 35% of what we distribute is fresh produce. This food comes from retail food donations, the Food Shuttle Farm, volunteer food drives, and field gleaning...click here to learn more about where we get our food.
We feed people through programs such as BackPack Buddies, Mobile Markets, Grocery Bags for Seniors, School Pantries, our Mobile Tastiness Machine, and by partnering with almost 100 local agencies in neighborhoods throughout our service area to reach people at their point of need.
School pantries provide fresh produce, meats and non-perishable foods to students, staff, and community members at 27 schools in Durham, Edgecombe, Johnston and Wake counties.
Our food truck, coined "The Mobile Tastiness Machine," serves free, healthy meals to kids during the summer months when free and reduced-price school lunches and breakfasts are not available.