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March 10, 2017

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina – Building a Culture of Goodwill

Every two weeks 20+ employees at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross) gather together on the Durham campus and find a…Read More▸

February 9, 2017

First Tennessee Bank Donates to Food Shuttle

First Tennessee Bank has presented Inter-Faith Food Shuttle with a check for $20,000. The donation will support the organization’s BackPack Buddies program, which provides children…Read More▸

Julie Cox
August 29, 2016

From Food Shuttle Volunteer to staffer, Raleigh mom finds career helping kids.

In her former life, Julie Cox was a television news writer and producer, managing the news and public affairs unit at UNC-TV. After her daughter…Read More▸

Ewen volunteering
July 11, 2016

Volunteer efforts help, teach Raleigh boys about needy classmates

"It feels good to know I'm doing good in my school, and I know it affects all the kids and helps them do better in school," Neal Ewen said.Read More▸

Lateisha Sallah and her daughter Jasmine
July 8, 2016

BackPack Buddies bridges gap for single mom

Food Shuttle's BackPack Buddies program made sure Lateisha's daughter Jasmin had food to eat when times were toughest for their family.Read More▸

EDCI summer meals
June 21, 2016

Part 2: Feeding kids through summer partnerships

An inside look at how Food Shuttle is collaborating with several partner agencies to feed children across the Triangle this summer.Read More▸

Julie Cox
May 12, 2016

Meet the new face of BackPack Buddies

My name is Julie Cox and I am the new Child Hunger Programs Manager. I have witnessed first-hand what it means to have hungry children in a classroom.Read More▸

BackPack Buddies bag with food
April 7, 2016

The History of BackPack Buddies

As our timeline shows, BackPack Buddies has grown substantially, both in hungry kids served, but also in terms of community members engaged in this effort.Read More▸

February 29, 2016

Farragut Systems steps up to the plate for Durham children

Farragut Systems fueled employee engagement - and fed Durham children - by offering a payroll-deduction donation program PLUS a corporate match.Read More▸

IFFS staff at Bull City cool
February 24, 2016

GUEST BLOG: IFFS Impressively Feeding, Teaching, and Growing in East Durham

In his own words, IFFS Board Member Dick Jones shares what impresses him about the Food Shuttle's "ambitious undertaking" in Durham.Read More▸

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