Jill Staton Bullard

As founding Director of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Jill Staton Bullard has overseen the growth of the Food Shuttle from the first food donation in 1989 until the present. She developed the safe food handling guidelines in coordination with the local health department, enlisted the first donors, built the extensive network of food donors and volunteer drivers, and designed the original routing systems. In 1992, Ms. Bullard was a driving force behind the passage of North Carolina’s Good Samaritan law, which allows businesses to donate unsellable food items without fear of legal action. A nationally recognized expert in food recovery and hunger relief issues, she has served on the North Carolina Food Policy Council and the national boards of America’s Second Harvest Food Banks and the Society of Saint Andrew. She was also a founding member of NC Hunters Against Hunger, the NC Food Recovery Summit Task Force, North Carolina Hunger Summit, and NC-PIC. She was ordained in 2008 and serves as the Deacon at St Philip's Episcopal Church in downtown Durham.