Doug interviews Laura Rice from the Interfaith Food Shuttle about their ongoing efforts in COVID-19 emergency response programs.
On Friday, April 17th, N.C. Pork Council and Smithfield Foods are teaming up to provide more than 175,000 servings of protein to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s COVID-19 emergency response programs. N.C. Pork Council and the National Pork Board are donating 150 pork barbecue shoulders and ten barbecue cooks from the NC Pork Council’s Whole Hog Barbecue Series will spread out—adhering to strict social distancing–in the Food Shuttle parking lot to make barbecue. The barbecue will be distributed through Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s programs such as their Mobile Markets, the Mobile Tastiness Machine, and their partner agencies such as the Durham Children’s Initiative. This protein will serve critically vulnerable individuals and families struggling with hunger during this crisis.
Are you interested in further aiding Interfaith Food Shuttle? They have excellent opportunities to volunteer, get out of the house in a safe manner, and get you the exercise that you and your family may need. They have volunteer opportunities at their 14-acre farm maintaining crops and keeping a successful harvest. These efforts have been approved by Wake County Commissioners and Interfaith Food Shuttle is working hard to ensure volunteers keep a safe social distance while on the farm.
As an essential service agency, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is continuing its emergency response programs to feed families, children, and seniors affected by COVID-19. The demand for their services has sky-rocketed over the past month. They are offering mobilized Monday’s, and are asking people to donate food on Monday’s so that they start the week full of food for those in need. Interfaith Food Shuttle is also in need of monetary donations to continue distribution at the rate that is required at this time.
Interested in learning more? Head to their website here!