257,210 people in our seven-county service area don't know where their next meal is coming from. 1 in 5 children in North Carolina is at risk of hunger. 

These numbers are unacceptable. 

The Food Shuttle saves 6 million pounds of healthy food from being thrown away and re-routes it to these people in need. Almost 35% of what we distribute is fresh produce. This food comes from retail food donations, the Food Shuttle Teaching Farm, volunteer food drives, and field gleaning...click here to learn more about where we get our food.

We feed people through programs such as BackPack Buddies, Mobile Markets, Grocery Bags for Seniors, School Pantries, our Mobile Tastiness Machine, and by partnering with over 80 local agencies in neighborhoods throughout our service area to reach people at their point of need.

Our Programs



BackPacks provide children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals during the school year. 

mobile markets

These markets are direct distributions of groceries and fresh produce, designed to meet people at their point of need. 


Grocery Bags for Seniors →

Grocery Bags supplement fixed incomes of our older neighbors through door-to-door distribution of fresh produce and groceries.

school pantries →

School pantries provide fresh produce, meats and non-perishable foods to students, staff, and community members at 25 schools in Durham, Edgecombe, Johnston and Wake counties.

Mobile Tastiness Machine →

Our food truck, coined "The Mobile Tastiness Machine," serves free, healthy meals to kids during the summer months when free and reduced-price school lunches and breakfasts are not available.