Since 1989, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) has served children, adults, families, and the elderly through proactive programs; moving beyond emergency food provision to sustainable, local solutions to hunger. From farm to fork, IFFS teaches, grows, prepares, cooks & delivers healthy, nutritious food to people experiencing food hardship. Our programs currently serve Wake, Durham, Edgecombe, Chatham, Orange, Nash, and Johnston counties.
At Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, we build people, jobs and a hunger-free community. Our programs empower people to meet their own food needs and grow a local food system that feeds everyone healthy, nutritious food. Our mission is to pioneer innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community.
We feed, teach and grow across many different programs, spanning food distribution, nutrition education, job training and urban agriculture. These programs range from the traditional to the groundbreaking (literally!)— from grocery bag distribution to cooking & nutrition classes to Culinary Job Training to teaching the next generation of farmers.
It is a wheel in motion. The Food Shuttle has developed integral linkages between community for-profit and non-profit food providers by serving as the conduit between them. Donations of unsellable, perishable but useable foods go safely from private vendors to non-profit agencies through the Food Shuttle’s refrigerated trucks. It is about fighting poverty while using the bounty of nutritious, perishable food to feed the community and to teach community members to feed themselves and their families. The Food Shuttle brings all of it together so precious resources are not wasted.