Thanks to everyone who’s made our ongoing Round Up! campaign such a success. Starting November 1, rounding up will benefit our local food banks: IFC and OCIM.
The food banks in Orange County provide emergency food assistance for families in crisis. In 2016, Interfaith Council (IFC) provided 13,303 bags of groceries, and Orange Congregations in Mission (OCIM) provided 200,000 pounds of food, to households.
Food donations to OCIM and IFC are predominantly non-perishable products—soup, tuna, crackers, and cans of vegetables, beans, and fruit. Acquiring fresh produce is one of the food banks’ greatest challenges. That’s why all money raised goes to buy fresh vegetables and fruit, as well as Cabot Creamery butter and cheddar cheese. While our merchandisers arrange the purchases, we do not make any profit; the foods are purchased for the food banks at cost. After they arrive at our Food House, our delivery drivers Alex and Van take them directly to the food banks. We deliver every Tuesday, so that the food banks don’t have to worry about storage space or spoilage.
You can Round Up! each time you shop by telling the cashier to round your bill up to the nearest dollar. (Owners can also sign up to automatically round up, here.) Money collected in our Carrboro and Southern Village stores will go to the IFC, while money collected in Hillsborough will go to OCIM. Read more about the IFC here. Read more about OCIM here.
Get ready to Round Up!