WRAL-TV’s Shelly Leslie (left) & CBC NMG’s Liz McKee volunteer at Food & Brew to support the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
CBC is big supporter of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle; American Tobacco supports the non-profit through an annual Duck Race and MIX 101.5 holds a BackPack Buddies Drive each year as school starts. Two CBC’ers recently individually supported the organization that’s helping feed the hungry in the Triangle. CBC NMG “Out and About” Account Executive Liz McKee and WRAL-TV Creative Director Shelly Leslie gave a few hours of their time to personally volunteer.
The pair helped out with the “Food & Brew” fundraiser for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Triangle Towne Center and Rocky Top Hospitality put together the event which included food trucks, local breweries and two great bands: Soul Psychedelic and Johnny White & the Elite Band.
“Former WRAL-TV employee Cindy Sink, now Director of Communications for IFFS, put out a call for volunteers,” explained Leslie, “so we went to represent WRAL’s longstanding support of the great work being done in our community by the Food Shuttle.”
“Shelly and I had a great time!” said McKee.
Food & Brew attendees enjoy an evening of music, good food & beer at Triangle Towne Center.
The event took place on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at the Triangle Towne Center from 4-9pm. The free outdoor fundraising event was free and open to the public. All proceeds benefitted the IFFS. A food drive took place during the event as well.
“If you haven’t looked lately, they have expanded their programs into 8 counties,” said Leslie of IFFS. “They’re doing so much amazing work to end hunger, growing local food, training young farmers, and giving a fresh start to many with the culinary job skills program. Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is so much more than shuttling unused food to those who need it. They are a visionary organization. They just need community support – through donations and volunteering.”
Find out how you can get involved with the Food Shuttle by visiting http://foodshuttle.org/.
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Shelly Leslie for these capcom photos.