The new face of hunger this Thanksgiving

Turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie are all symbols of the holiday seasons. But for almost one in seven North Carolina households, Thanksgiving will be far from festive.

Figures just released by the USDA reveal North Carolina’s rate of food insecurity was well above the national average last year.

Jill Staton Bullard of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle reflects on how the face of hunger has changed over the last two decades.

Bullard also discusses on our weekly radio show “News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon”  how the current economic crisis is stretching food banks statewide.

Click below for a preview of the interview:


  1. IBXer

    November 24, 2009 at 8:38 am

    So much for “Hope and Change”

  2. Recent Hunger News « Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

    November 30, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    […] Clayton Henkel interviewed Jill and Jason on the NC Policy Watch show to discuss the recent increase in food insecurity in the Greater Triangle. You can listen to the interview on their blog by downloading the MP3 file here. […]

  3. […] 1, 2009 · Leave a Comment NC Policy Watch’s Clayton Henkel interviewed Jill Staton Bullard of the Interfaith Food Shuttle about the recent increase in food […]

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