Partnering with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
We are very excited about our partnership with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) to improve access to healthy foods, support local farms, and provide hands-on job development and training in our community. Pullen Place will be buying produce grown at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s farm. This will provide the Cafe with exceptionally fresh, local produce while generating a steady revenue stream for IFFS programs. Additionally, youth participating in IFFS’s Young Farmer Training Program will gain authentic learning opportunities in the areas of farm management and entrepreneurship.
In the months to come, we will be working to set up an externship position at Pullen Place for recent graduates of IFFS’s Culinary Training Program and creating a Community Nutrition and Local Food Outreach position based at Pullen Park. This person will be responsible for developing events, workshops, and ongoing activities that engage the broader community in preparing and sharing fresh, local foods and learning about health and nutrition.