Mobile Markets are direct distributions of groceries and fresh produce, designed to meet people at their point of need.
In 2016, almost 7,000 people shopped for free at their neighborhood mobile market.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle brings a refrigerated truck full of food to a community center, church or health clinic. These deliveries often include fresh produce gleaned from a local farm the day before. We set up a temporary market where folks who need food can 'shop' for free.
What we do:
Provide healthy produce and groceries at 24 Mobile Markets in our seven county service area.
Almost 35% of the food we distribute is fresh produce.
Teach "Food Matters" nutrition lessons and cooking demonstrations so that families can learn how to prepare healthy meals with the produce a the Mobile Market.
Why mobile markets:
Efficient and cost effective. Mobile Markets do not require a permanent building or staff, reducing cost and allowing more flexibility in location and time.
Meet people at their point of need. We choose convenient locations and times for our patrons, especially for those who lack transportation.
Bring communities together. Host markets in local churches, community centers or health centers, staffed by local volunteers who patrons know and trust.
Mobile market locations:
Get to know the newest member of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle staff - Ron Ross!
Food Shuttle has begun supplying healthy food and nutrition education to a new medical Mobile Market, aimed at improving community health in SE Raleigh.
"On that Saturday morning, we were doing a lot more than simply handing out free produce and groceries to people in need." - Jason Pfister
Without IFFS it would be difficult for seniors to access & afford the food they need to eat well. As a bonus, Florence's neighbors now cook & share meals together.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle enjoyed reading the White House's SNAP report. Here are 3 key findings we think you should see:
A 1-minute feel-good tour of the many ways YOUR SUPPORT helps Feed, Teach, and Grow to end hunger.
A $13,250 grant from the Caterpillar Foundation will help IFFS programs provide food to individuals who face hunger in Wake and Johnston Counties.
Our 2014 Growing Report infographic illustrates the true difference made by our volunteers, donors, staff, and partners in the fight against hunger.
Elizabeth Owens is legally blind, surviving on social security income and SNAP benefits, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to eat healthier.