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Summer Newsletter: Back to School, Back to Food

September 2, 2015


The Food Mover: Monthly Newsletter

WHAT’S “GROWING” AT THE FOOD SHUTTLE

Take Action Against Hunger
This September, IFFS has made it easy for anyone to make a difference during Hunger Action Month! Click below to find the way that’s perfect for you!
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Tryon Road Farm Stand
Our Tryon Road Farm Stand sells locally grown, chemical-free produce Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through October.
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THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS IN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Thank you Panera Bread for donating 6,656 lbs of Black Bean Soup!
 
Thank you Heirlooms in Durham & owner/artist Susan Laws for raising $1,650 for BackPack Buddies partner PORCH-Durham!
 
Shop AmazonSmile year-round to support IFFS
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KEEP IN TOUCH

Share your stories and photos from volunteering, holding a food drive, or working towards a #HungerFreeNC!
 


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Facebook Ava is eight and was awesome today! — with Katie Hart Walker in Clayton, North Carolina.

—Posted by Deborah Kendrick Hart-Serafini‎ on July 10, 2015

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Facebook Allscripts Global Impact Day 2015!!
At the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, we joined together in the fight against world hunger on the inaugural Global Impact Day!

—Posted by Richard Morgan‎‎ on July 16, 2015

#missionpalooza #stmikesjreyc little helping hands at #camdenstreetlearninggarden @mdsmith18 @foodshuttle

A photo posted by St. Michael's Youth (@stmikeseyc) on

OUR MISSION

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

CONTACT US

1001 Blair Drive,
Raleigh, NC 27603  
Phone: 919-250-0043 
www.FoodShuttle.org

A message from Jill Staton Bullard

Jill Staton Bullard

I have been truly delighted this past month by the Facebook postings of friends and neighbors- watching sweet children celebrating “back to school” moments. You know those pictures- kids sporting the latest fashion, the new backpack, and the rad shoes. My favorite is the big grin of a precious girl looking back at her parents, as if to say “I’ve got this!” as she boards a school bus for the first time.

But I am sobered by the number of children whose families are looking forward to school for a different reason: food. They are the parents who struggled all summer to make ends meet. They know that school means that their children will have a real lunch at least Monday through Friday, maybe breakfast too, if the bus gets there on time.

They are also the ones who never catch a break. They are the ones who work two or three part-time jobs, who depend on the bus line for transportation, who have to rearrange their lives just to come up with Number 2 pencils, three ring binders, and all of the other things on the teacher’s list of necessary school items.

You can help us help them this month. September is Hunger Action Month. We have a list on our website of simple things that you can do. When all of us care that each child has nutritious food day in and day out, when every family feels that they can make a difference in the lives of those who struggle, we will build a hunger-free community. You can make a difference, a huge difference. Please help.

-Jill                    
 
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New Urban Food Hub Aims to Make Veggies “Cool” For Durham Residents


Volunteers at Bull City Cool urban farm
By relocating Durham BackPack Buddies & Urban Ag operations to the new Bull City Cool Food Hub, IFFS can Feed, Teach, and Grow all within one city block!

 
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STORIFY: MIX 101.5 Listeners Donate over $50,000 and 9,000 lbs to BackPack Buddies


Kids at MIX drive for BackPack Buddies
MIX listeners once again rallied around the belief that ‘No Child Should Be Hungry’ and produced some BIG RESULTS – enough to feed 162 kids every weekend!

 
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3 ways your garden surplus
feeds the hungry in our community


Plant-A-Row
Generous gardeners donate surplus produce to IFFS via the Plant a Row for the Hungry program. Here’s how that healthy food reaches neighbors in need…

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HungerFreeNC: What a day,
What a movement!


HungerFreeNC
Thanks to generous donors & hardworking volunteers, #HungerFreeNC MEDIAthon raised $80,000 for the 6 innovative organizations of the HungerFreeNC Coalition.

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Volunteer Spotlight:
Burt’s Bees


Burt's Bees volunteers
Burt’s Bees employees have been volunteering with IFFS for the past four years – both at Tryon Road Teaching Farm and with our BackPack Buddies program.
 

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Summer Salsa Recipe
Summer Salsa with tortilla chips




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