As more and more people found themselves out of work and stay-at-home restrictions extended, the demand for food assistance skyrocketed.
To meet the demand, the Food Shuttle increased its production and distribution to ensure that food is provided for anyone who needs it.
With volunteer services suspended for the safety of both volunteers and staff, the organization remained hyper-focused on fulfilling its mission to provide innovative, transformative solutions to end hunger even during a global pandemic. True to their motto, “Always Ready, Always There!”, in stepped the North Carolina National Guard. On Monday, April 27, members of the 1-130th ARB unit of the NC Army National Guard brought their readiness and commitment to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to begin their assignment: assisting in the distribution efforts to families impacted by COVID-19. “There will be a rotation of 12 to 15 soldiers onsite at Food Shuttle locations each day filling vital roles in the Food Shuttle’s emergency response efforts. They will assist staff with; sorting food items, packing and distributing emergency food boxes or Grocery Bags for Seniors, meal preparation, planting and/or harvesting at the Food Shuttle Farm, and other tasks as they arise. All efforts are designed to increase the capacity of the Food Shuttle to get food to those who need it most.”
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
1001 Blair Drive, Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27603
About Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. As a member of Feeding America and Feeding the Carolinas, the Food Shuttle distributes nearly six million pounds of food each year, 35% of which is fresh and locally-sourced produce. From Hunger Prevention Programming, Community Health Education and Food Recovery and Distribution, to Catering and Culinary Job Training, Urban Gardening, and a 14-acre farm, we go directly to the point of need to empower people. We feed, teach, and grow to create a healthy and hunger-free North Carolina.