Almost thirteen years ago a conversation began between the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (IFC) and community members, the seed of IFC's proposed FoodFirst. Representatives from the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro along with representatives from UNC-Chapel Hill, the business community, congregations, government, architectural and design firms and volunteers have all participated in this conversation and played a large part in defining and planning FoodFirst, a program of services designed to meet the needs of food insecurity, hunger and homelessness in our community.
The FoodFirst program would provide support, guidance and encouragement to our neighbors in need through the following:
- Community Kitchen – healthy hot meals
- Client Choice Food Pantry – members will self-shop for grocery items to take home and prepare
- Information, network and referral program about other community resources
- Opportunities for FoodFirst members to participate in leadership roles, decision-making and opportunities to give back
- Community gardens
- On-site food, nutrition and safety education programs
- Self-help groups through which members share their skills and ideas with one another
For more information, visit our new website, www.ifcfoodfirst.org.
"We Want to Feed Our Neighbors"