The HungerFreeNC movement
Posted July 10, 2014
Updated July 6, 2015
HungerFreeNC is the week-long start of a community movement – Special programming all week and the first ever, day-long MEDIAthon on TV, radio and web to raise money for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, our non-profit partner.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is nurturing long-term solutions to hunger and providing access to fresh, healthy food.
For success, we need you to get involved in this powerful community partnership with WRAL-TV and Radio One Raleigh.
Join the movement
Who’s going hungry in North Carolina?
As a community, how much longer will we tolerate 1 in 4 children being hungry?
Watch and join the #HungerFreeNC movement
July 25 - HungerFreeNC MEDIAthon to benefit Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, 6a-7p, WRAL-TV, FOXY 107/104, 103.9 The Light and K97.5.
- Community garden serves generations
- Ag interns teach farming at a city scale
- IFFS teaching farm cultivates compost for richer growth
- Farmers learn life cycle in food shuttle program
- Culinary career path fights hunger in two ways
- Food truck delivers for Raleigh families
July 26 - On the Record, 7 p.m.: WRAL's David Crabtree sits down with Jill Staton Bullard, CEO and co-founder of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle for a half-hour discussion on the root causes of hunger and stories of what hunger looks like in North Carolina.
How your donation helps
Donate $25 monthly:
Make a monthly, recurring donation to sustain Inter-Faith Food Shuttle programs year-round (Total: $300).
Provide weekend meals for a child for a month.
Backpack Buddies provides children from food-insecure homes with weekend meals during the school year.
Recover and distribute 400 lbs of food to partner agencies and Mobile Markets.
Mobile Markets are direct distributions of groceries and fresh produce in low income neighborhoods, designed to meet people at their point of need.
Teach a family how to buy and prepare nutritious meals on a budget.
Nutrition Education programs equip low-income communities with the knowledge and skills to buy, prepare, and eat nutritious food on a limited budget.
Equip a new urban farmer with tools, supplies and mentoring.
The Teaching Farm teaches beginning farmers to grow on small plots of land where they also receive mentorship and access to tools and other infrastructure.
Provide a stipend for full-time classes for a Culinary Job Training student.
Culinary Job Training prepares adults with severe life challenges for careers in food service during an 11-week hands-on course taught by professional chefs and a social worker.
Stock a school pantry for a month.
School Pantries provide fresh produce and shelf-stable food for five middle and high schools in Durham, and Enloe High School in Raleigh, providing food access to children and families where they learn and work.
Give your time, talents
It takes an army of volunteers to fuel the great work of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. We can use your hands, heads and heart to fulfill our mission!
Help is available across NC
Rally with us to start a groundswell of meaningful change! A HungerFreeNC is only possible if we all work together.
Help us spread the word! Email this page to your friends.
and post it to Twitter. Use #HungerFreeNC.
A HungerFreeNC is only possible if we all work together.
Thanks to our community partners!
These companies and organizations have come through in a big way to help end hunger in NC:
Caliber Collision -- $25,000
Food Lion -- $5,000
Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation -- $5,000
Catering Works -- $2,000
Fifth Third Bank -- $2,000
Publix -- $2,000