Sam with carrots at Camden Street Learning Garden
Dave As  I look over the classes, workshops, and trainings we hold, I see a common thread woven throughout: We Teach in order to bring long-lasting systemic change. We want to see our neighbors empowered with knowledge .
We Teach ... so that people gain employment.
We Teach ... so that families make sound choices-for their dinner tables and for their bank accounts.
We Teach... so that children are active and engaged.
We Teach... so that garden-fresh produce has a place on every family's table. 
From Culinary Job Training - a Food Shuttle program for eighteen years - to our newest agricultural training program, to Seed to Supper, it is all about empowerment and transformation.
Transforming people's lives and future prospects .
Transforming childhood outcomes.
Transforming our attitudes about and expectations on our food systems.
We will continue teaching for lasting change as long as we are here. 
I am grateful to work with this dedicated group of educators, and I am even more grateful for the individuals who are so willing and excited to learn!
Dave Koch

Dave Koch
IFFS Executive Director   

blogStories from the IFFS Blog:
CJTP Graduates
On Saint Patrick's day, our Culinary Job Training Program graduated two fresh-out-of-the-box cooks: Fatma and Patrick. What a way to kick off spring!  

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Seed to Supper graduates
13 students completed the beginner gardening course, and are now armed with the knowledge and continuing resources to grow healthy food at home.

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Nutrition Education
You may know IFFS as a Triangle organization, but our Nutrition Education department reaches from Boone to Morehead City - thanks to Satellite Partners!
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IFFS AmeriCorps
In honor of AmeriCorps Week, we'd like to introduce you to our three current AmeriCorps. 
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We're Hiring:
The Transportation Manager is responsible for managing the fleet of trucks that recovers and redistributes food throughout our 7-county service area. Hires, trains and helps supervise employees as well as scheduling of routes.    LEARN MORE AND APPLY
newsIFFS in the News:
Cooking Matters for Families
* Raleigh program encourages families to cook healthy meals together (pictured)  READ 

* $1 million GSK IMPACT Grant awarded to build healthy futures for young people aging out of foster care in the Triangle READ  

* WRAL New Media Digs the Camden St. Learning Garden READ

* COOKING MATTERS: New class emphasizes nutrition, budgeting READ 
socialGetting Social:
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Wonderful women packing items for @foodshuttle's Backpack Buddies program!! A meaningful way to help school children be fed when away from school. #fightinghunger

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Great work by everyone who volunteered in the BackPack Buddies and Grocery Bags for Seniors programs today at Inter-Faith Food Shuttle!
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Volunteering with coworkers at Interfaith Food Shuttle in downtown Raleigh today. #givingbacktothecommunity
Thank goodness for small miracles! Bet you didn't know broccoli seeds look like tiny silver pearls! #gianteggplantfarm #organic #fabulous #farmfabulous #gayfarmer #gayfarmboy #farmlife
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I like cornbread and collard greens
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A thing of beauty! We have partnered with @foodshuttle and started a compost site at their Geer St. Urban Garden! That's right, we're #composting in downtown #Durham.
supportersThank You to Our Supporters:
Legal Feeding Frenzy

*  THANK YOU  NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks Young Lawyers Division of the N.C. Bar Association , and  Attorney General Roy Cooper  f or raising food and funds during March's Legal Feeding Frenzy (pictured)
recipeRecipe of the Month:
Chipotle Black Bean and Rice Burger recipe
Chipotle Black Bean and Rice Burger
eventsUpcoming Events:
William _The Food Drive Kid_
April 16, 9am-4pm: Volunteer a 2-hour shift to collect food and funds for BackPack Buddies during William's annual weekend food drive. A GREAT opportunity for kids and families!
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April 5: Join the IFFS leadership team for a 1-hour behind-the-scenes tour and lunch Q&A opportunity. RSVP today!

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April 9, 10am-noon:  Attendees will learn how to cook with preserved and fermented foods, sample new recipes, and pickle some of springs early bounty!
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Blossoms of Hope
May 1, 12:30-2:30pm:  RSVP by April 26th for this 5-course luncheon, prepared by one of Raleigh's finest restaurants - assisted by Culinary Job Training Program students and grads.
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