Current Needs

Please Help Re-stock Our Food Pantry, Community Kitchen, and Residential Facilities!

Our Food Pantry and Community Kitchen both collect food. Typically, non-perishable food items can be be distributed at the Food Pantry (100 W. Main Street in Carrboro), while prepared food and bulk items go to our Community Kitchen (100 W. Rosemary Street) for preparing meals. 

Please make sure your food donations are not expired and do not contain alcohol. 

If you are making a large donation, please notify us ahead of time. 

Food Pantry Needs

  • Canned meats/tuna
  • Canned vegetables (hold off on corn and green beans for now)
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Soup
  • Dried Beans
  • Canned fruit
  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereal
  • Grits/Oatmeal packets 
  • Paper Bags with handles

Personal Care Products

  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss
  • Deodorant
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Washcloths
  • Feminine products
  • Diapers

Other Items

  • Blankets, washed (cold months)
  • Space Heaters (cold months)
  • Box Fans (warm months)


Community Kitchen NeedsKitchen

  • Cooking Oils
  • Grits
  • Hot sauce (i.e., Texas Pete)
  • Ketchup
  • Margarine/butter
  • Salad dressing
  • Spices
  • Sugar

Residential Facilities Needs

  • Bath towels/washclothes
  • Diapers--all sizes (HomeStart)
  • New Socks
  • New Underwear
  • Personal Care Products (see list above)
  • Twin size sheets/pillowcases
  • Coats/hats/gloves (cold months)

Permanent Supportive Housing

IFC clients moving into permanent supportive housing need gently used items to set up their new homes.  Current needs include:

  • dishes
  • cups and glasses
  • forks, knives, and spoons
  • pots and pans
  • coffee pots
  • brooms, mops, and cleaning products
  • chest of drawers
  • coffee table
  • flat screen tv
  • dvd player
  • lap top or desk top computer

 *If you have items for donation, please call Debra Vestal at 919-819-9204.