The Need

IFC

FoodFirst will maximize the impact of your time, financial gifts and in-kind donations. -A covered drop-off area and loading dock will eliminate the challenges our food donors currently face as they navigate downtown deliveries to a building with cramped storage space and an awkward floor plan.-Recei…

The Community

Orange County is one of the most affluent North Carolina counties and features the largest income disparity in the state, with 14.5 percent of people living in poverty.  Poverty produces food insecurity.  Low-income residents work for places like UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Hospitals, local gover…

The Individual

Margaret knew the refrigerator was empty. She opened it anyway to check because she hated listening to her kids’ bellies rumble when she tucked them in at night. This wouldn’t be the first time they went to bed hungry. Margaret left a housekeeping job in 2009 to study early childhood educ…