Tuesday, February 21, 2012

There are nearly 13,000 North Carolinians who are homeless, read one couple's story...

A Raleigh couple tells their story of being out of work for a year and living in their vehicle.  Raleigh News Station, WRAL, aired a story on the Monday night news of a local couple facing homelessness.  It's an account worth reading... http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/family/story/10750569/ . Also, be sure to check out the follow up story to this article at ... http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/family/story/10757849/  and read the ways that fellow North Carolinians came together to help this couple. We can work together to end homelessness. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Food Distribution Up

Food distribution from IFC's pantry has been trending upwards in recent years. Over 3,500 local households now count on IFC for monthly grocery allotments.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

CROP Hunger Walk 2012!

Hello friends! This year's CROP Hunger Walk is coming up on March 25th. Registration opens at 1:30pm at the Carrboro Town Commons.

Sign up as a team or an individual at: http://www.cropwalkonline.org/chapelhillnc

Like CROP Hunger Walk's facebook page    http://www.facebook.com/chapelhillCROPwalk for more info about this year's entertainment, kids activities, and more!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Holidays are fast approaching....

There are over 450 families in Orange County signed up to receive holiday meals from IFC! Only $25 helps IFC offer a holiday meal to an entire family – a turkey or ham, stuffing, vegetables, bread, and dessert. Please fill out a holiday meal voucher on our website at http://www.ifcweb.org/holidaymeals.html

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thanksgiving Meals were provided to over 1400 people! Thank you!

IFC volunteers and staff distributed Thanksgiving meals to 483 Carrboro/Chapel Hill households which included 1425 people. This represents gifts of more than $12,000 provided by IFC friends, businesses and congregations. Thank you everyone! You can still donate to the December Holiday Meal! http://www.ifcweb.org/holidaymeals.html

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's beginning to feel like Thanksgiving!

Bags of Thanksgiving meals fill the IFC offices! IFC is giving out over 900 holiday meals this year. Still lots of money to raise to pay for holiday meals. It's not too late to donate...http://www.ifcweb.org/holidaymeals.html

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Today is the day! What are your dinner plans?

Today is RSVVP day when restaurants give back 10% of their proceeds to the IFC for Community Kitchen and Food Pantry programs. 20.1% of Orange County's population is in poverty and struggling with inadequate food supplies. As you vote today, please remember those who are struggling with food insecurity by eating out at one of the restaurants listed on IFC's website. By supporting local restaurants, you are supporting those in need.


Welcome to March on Poverty

The Inter-Faith Council (IFC) believes that now is the time to stop poverty in its tracks. Many in our community are struggling to hang on; and many need the inspiration of our community leaders to do something about poverty's influence and prominence. We need everyone who cares about reducing poverty's hold over increasing numbers of Carrboro and Chapel Hill households and unsheltered persons. Our new March On Poverty blog summons you to our call and the original call of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the countless among us who have followed in his footsteps. You ask, "how long will this take?" Dr. King said "Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." Poverty is the primary cause of homelessness and hunger, two community challenges IFC volunteers and staff cross swords with daily. A lack of an adequate response by state, federal and local governments enable and procrastinate these conditions. We seek to create a just community, one that is committed to overcoming social problems by a greater commitment to the common good. We hope our blog will bring you more in touch with these issues. We hope you will come to know the facts about IFC future plans, new program models and new facilities commonly called Community House and FoodFirst. We hope you will join us.

Stay tuned! Stay in touch! March On!

Chris Moran, Executive Director

View the Community House Mission & Vision

View the FoodFirst Mission & Vision