Current Needs

April 2018: IFC is in need of a new cargo van.  Please contact Jeff Causey with leads - 919-929-6380 x12 

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 (110 W. Main Street in Carrboro), while prepared food and bulk items go to our Community Kitchen (100 W. Rosemary Street, corner of Columbia) 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.  Also, for any donation, you may want to avoid how very hectic it can be at the Pantry on Mondays--we love for you to donate, but hate to make each other feel frazzled!

For non-food items we need regularly or currently, please see the list of Personal Care Products under the Pantry, below, and the list under "Residential Facilities", further below.

Food Pantry Needs

Food Items--

  • Oatmeal
  • Canned tuna, other meats
  • Milk (dried/canned/shelf-stable)
  • Jelly
along with these items
  • Macaroni & cheese boxes
  • Canned fruit
  • Cereal
  • Canned baked beans/pork & beans
  • Instant coffee (many people don't have a coffeemaker)
  • Instant meal items, like instant potatoes, pasta, rice, etc.
  • Canned pasta for kids, like ravioli, Spaghetti-Os, etc.
  • Corn bread mix, other baking mixes
  • Crackers (saltines and others)
and we can always use
  • Fresh produce (extras from your garden welcome)
  • Canned vegetables (hold off on corn and green beans for now)
  • Dried beans
  • Grits/Oatmeal packets 
  • Paper Bags with handles

Personal Care Products--

  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothpaste
along with the other "standard" items
  • Toothbrushes and floss
  • Deodorant
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Lotion
  • Washcloths
  • Feminine products
  • Diapers

Other Items--

  • Reading Glasses
  • Can Openers
  • Box Fans (warm months)
  • Blankets, washed (cold months)
  • Space Heaters (cold months)

Community Kitchen NeedsKitchen

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

Residential Facilities Needs

Community House

  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Size 3XL or larger clothing
  • Razors
  • Bar Soap, full-sized
  • Pillows
  • Long-length padlocks
  • Reading glasses
  • Nail Clippers
  • Pill organizers/boxes
  • Adjustable height walking canes
  • Metal Spoons and Forks
  • Suitcase
  • Bike Lock

*We do not need or have the capacity to accept other toiletry or clothing items at this time

*Please take clothing items to the PTA Thrift Shop, as our residents receive vouchers to receive free clothing there


  • Kitchen utensils/flatware
  • Breakfast meats
  • Grits, Oatmeal (instant)
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Coffee and creamer
  • Cooking spray
  • Body wash (full sized)
  • Lotion (full sized)
  • Wipes
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Brushes/combs
  • Make-up
  • Razors
  • Mouthwash
  • Hair spray
  • Wash cloths
  • Dryer sheets
  • Dishwasher detergent

 *Please take any other donations to the PTA Thrift Shop