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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Programs, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Job Training

Mission: Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. We believe that hunger is unacceptable. We build people, jobs, and a hunger-free community. We feed, teach, and grow across many different programs, spanning food distribution, nutrition education, job training, and sustainable agriculture.

Results: This past year we rescued almost 6 million pounds of food, 36% of which was fresh produce, and distributed it to those in need.

Target demographics: families, children, and seniors

Direct beneficiaries per year: 65,137 people impacted in our 7-county service area

Geographic areas served: 7 counties in North Carolina: Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Johnston, Nash, and Edgecombe.

Programs: Food Recovery and Distribution, Field Gleaning, Children's Hunger Relief Programs (BackPack Buddies, Summer Feeding, School Pantries), Mobile Markets, Grocery Bags for Seniors, Plant-A-Row for the Hungry, Culinary Job Training Program, Horizon Catering, Community Gardens, Urban Agriculture, Urban Farm, Nutrition Education (Cooking Matters, Food Matters, Cooking Matters at the Store), and trainings and workshops on sustainable agriculture in our farms and gardens throughout the Triangle.

Community Stories

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at IFFS every month, usually sorting food or filling backpacks for their Backpack Buddy program. It is amazing how much food comes in and out of their facility every day! There is always something to do and I always get a great workout lifting cans instead of free weights.

The backpacks are given out at local schools on Fridays for students that receive free school lunches to take home and have meals over the weekend. They bring the empty backpacks back on Monday and the cycle starts over. The last time I was there my group of 7 assembled 200 bags in about 90 minutes.

After the recent tornadoes IFFS handed out food to anyone that came without any questions or forms - a true blessing while everyone was still talking to insurance companies, FEMA, etc.

They have other programs that I have not been involved in like a cooking program that prepares hot food while preparing the unemployed for new careers in the restaurant industry.