Julie Cox
Julie Cox: Food Shuttle's new Child Hunger Programs Manager
Dave With Memorial Day over, it is now officially summer! For some of us, summer brings great things...holidays, cook-outs, and other outdoor fun and the like. But at the same time, summer brings real hardship for low-income working families. We know that hunger does not take a summer vacation, and neither do we!
I am excited to introduce you all to our new Child Hunger Programs Manager: Julie Cox. We looked long and hard to find someone with just the right qualities to step into Kyle Abrams' shoes, but we found her! Julie worked hand-in-hand with Kyle as a volunteer at several schools, so she is ready to hit the ground running. We know that Julie, along with team members Amber Simmons and Matthew Kershaw, will work hard to make sure kids get the nutritious meals they need.
And an important reminder: The MIX101.5/WRAL-TV BackPack Buddies Mediathon is coming up on July 13th. WRAL-TV will be conduct a day-long telethon to raise money for the Food Shuttle. Meanwhile MIX 101.5 will broadcast live from two separate locations collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Backpack Buddies program. We could not have a better media partner than Capitol Broadcasting-they truly understand that kids going hungry is unacceptable, and we are so grateful to them for helping us spread the word.
I hope you take a few minutes to read more about the people and programs that are making a difference, and come join us this summer! 

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IFFS Executive Director   

blogStories from the IFFS Blog:
Without IFFS it would be difficult for seniors to access & afford the food they need to eat well. As a bonus, Florence's neighbors now cook & share meals together.
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Meghan Dempsey

"I've never volunteered at a place where the staff were so welcoming, the participants were so excited, and the programs were so fun!" -Meghan Dempsey

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Jason and family
"On that Saturday morning, we were doing a lot more than simply handing out free produce and groceries to people in need." - Jason Pfister

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Julie Cox
My name is Julie Cox and I am the new Child Hunger Programs Manager. I have witnessed first-hand what it means to have hungry children in a classroom.

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Geer Street Learning Garden
The last day of May was perfect for celebrating a place for growing, for coming together, and for renewal and revitalization: Geer Street Learning Garden.

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Empty Lunch Tray

Summer is an especially difficult time for children and working families. Food Shuttle's services help make summer break something kids can look forward to.

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newsIFFS in the News:
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WakeMed & Inter-Faith Food Shuttle: Partnering to Make a Difference  (pictured)   READ 

socialGetting Social:
Today, #BoltNC volunteered @FoodShuttle packing grocery bags to deliver to seniors! #BoltBack

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Wow! 32 pounds of fresh-picked organically-grown garden produce! That's how much Daniel delivered this morning to clients of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle from the Nativity Community Garden. Thanks, gardeners!
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We are so happy to be a part of #plantarowforthehungry! Lots of donations getting taken to those in need today! Thanks @foodshuttle for all you do!

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Spent #earthday with some goats and some really cool people learning more about why it's important to know where my food comes from and how the @foodshuttle is helping
our community

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Class of 2018 @foodshuttle for their Service and Experiential Learning Adventure. #trinityacademy #thetrinityway

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supportersThank You to Our Supporters:
THANK YOU Accreditation Commission for Health Care for the $10,000 gift to IFFS, raised during your first annual ACHC Charity Golf Tournament!

THANK YOU Publix shoppers and employees for donating over $5,000 through the Food For All Campaign!  (pictured)

THANK YOU Shane Garrity and Lucky 32 in Cary for being strong advocates of local food, our Teaching Farm, and Incubator Farmers!
eventsUpcoming Events:
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August 18, noon-1pm:  Join the IFFS leadership team for a 1-hour behind-the-scenes tour and lunch Q&A opportunity. RSVP now to learn more about IFFS.
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BackPack Buddies
July 13, 6am-7:30pm: MIX 101.5, WRAL-TV, and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle are teaming up for a day-long Mediathon Fundraiser to End Child Hunger! YOU can help by volunteering, sponsoring, and tuning in!
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Farm Stand
Th/Fri noon-6pm; Sat 9am-noon:  Local food lovers rejoice! Your favorite place to purchase chemical-free produce (and eggs) is back! 

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WakeMed Farmers Market
Tuesdays, 10am-2pm:  The WakeMed Farmers Market in Raleigh is open to the public. It brings fresh food into the southeast Raleigh food desert, and offers a 2 for 1 SNAP match.
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recipeRecipe of the Month:
Peach Crisp recipe
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