This winter, “Round Up!” your purchases to the nearest dollar to donate fresh produce, dairy, and eggs to the food pantry at the InterFaith Council’s food pantry. Carrboro and Southern Village’s Community Goal is $42,500. That’s $850/week for 50 weeks to provide the pantry with fresh produce, dairy, and eggs.
Last year shoppers at our Carrboro and Southern Village stores rounded up 91,926 times for $39,333 to purchase fresh food for InterFaith Council’s food pantry in Carrboro. We raised enough funds to provide weekly deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as Cabot butter and cheese.
IFC’s programs, including the Food Pantry, use best practices to make sure that low-income residents and workers in Chapel Hill-Carrboro can meet their basic needs for housing and food in a dignified manner.
- The Food Pantry and Emergency Financial Assistance help people stretch their budgets, so they can afford other basic needs like housing, transportation, medication, clothing, or school supplies.
- These programs are now co-located with Community Kitchen, which serves balanced meals 365 days a year, so nobody has to go hungry.
- Permanent Supportive Housing along with Community House and HomeStart, the only shelters in Orange County, help people who are experiencing homelessness get and keep housing.
In 2020, IFC will open its new Carrboro building, which will co-locate the Community Kitchen and the Food Pantry. The purpose-built space will also support a more robust implementation of the member-choice Food Pantry. Members will shop for themselves, making food choices most appropriate for their families. Plus, your Round-ups will continue the best practice of ensuring dependable access to high quality, fresh foods for everyone in our community.