We Feed, Teach & Grow.
The Food Shuttle recovers and distributes 6 million pounds of food per year, teaches culinary job skills, shopping and cooking healthy on a budget, and how to grow food.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community.
Why WE SERVE
North Carolina is 8th hungriest state in the U.S. In our seven county service area alone, over 275,000 people are food insecure and may not know where their next meal is coming from. Learn more about hunger in NC →
1 in 4 children in North Carolina is at risk for hunger
- Over 118,000 children applied to receive free or reduced lunch last year through our public schools in our seven service counties
- 20% of North Carolina seniors face hunger, the 5th highest rate in the country
How We Serve
As a Feeding America Food Bank, we recover and distribute over 6 million pounds of food to our low-income neighbors. We do this through programs designed to empower and meet people at their point of need - from BackPack Buddies to Mobile Markets to Culinary Job Training to Community Gardening. We feed, teach, and grow to create a hunger-free and healthy community. Our Programs →
Where we serve
The Food Shuttle operates in a seven county service area in central North Carolina, including: Wake, Durham, Johnston, Orange, Chatham, Nash and Edgecombe counties.
In 1989, co-founders Jill Staton Bullard and Maxine Solomon had a light bulb moment. One routine morning, they noticed that fast-food breakfast sandwiches were being thrown away simply because the clock had moved from “breakfast time” to “lunch time.” They knew the need was out there and had to take action. Eleven sandwiches were delivered to Shepherd's table that same day, providing nourishment to 44 patrons. The groundwork for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle was born.