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One U.S. Food Bank’s Unique Solution to End Hunger | Farms Across America

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Inter-Faith Food Shuttle aims to end hunger with a unique, sustainable solution: the food bank is teaching Americans how to grow their own food, diverting tons of methane in the process. More than 38 million people, including 12 million children, in the United States are food insecure, and with inflation on the rise, this is only increasing.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Raleigh, North Carolina is fighting hunger in the 7 counties they serve. Started in 1989 when co-founders Jill Staton Bullard & Maxine Solomon realized breakfast sandwiches at a local fast food joint were being thrown away every day, Inter-Faith has never been your ordinary food bank.

Not only are they helping to end hunger, their food recovery efforts divert tons of methane from the atmosphere. In 2021, they distributed nearly 9 million pounds of food, over 6.3 million that would have otherwise gone to a landfill. The food bank is supported today by a full-scale farm that grows chemical-free, with community gardens across Raleigh-Durham, and powerful programs rooted in sustainability.


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