Current Needs


September 2019: IFC needs box truck / cargo van.  Please contact Jeff Causey with leads - 919-929-6380 x12 

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

Our Food Pantry and Community Kitchen both collect food at 100 W. Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill. Non-perishable food items are distributed at the Food Pantry, while prepared food and bulk items go to our Community Kitchen 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. 

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--

  • Spaghetti and Pasta Sauce
  • 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
  • Tampons and pads
  • Diapers and wipes

Other Items--

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

Community Kitchen NeedsKitchen
Updated September 2019

  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Black Peppercorns and Kosher Salt
  • White Balsamic Vinegar
  • Ground Beef
  • Bone-in Chicken

Residential Facilities Needs

Community House
Updated September 2019

  • Twin Sheets
  • Bath Towels critical need 
  • Washcloths critical need 
  • Razors
  • Bar Soap, full-sized
  • Metal Spoons and Forks
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toothpaste
  • Thermal Non-Cotton Socks
  • Gloves
  • Bed Pads
  • Twin Comforters
  • Pillows and Pillowcases
  • Men's Depends size Large
  • Lotion
  • Underwear, especially size Large and Extra Large
  • Undershirts
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Deodorant

*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

HomeStart
Updated September 2019

  • Kitchen utensils/flatware
  • Breakfast meats
  • Grits, Oatmeal (instant)
  • Cheese
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Coffee and creamer
  • Body wash (full sized)
  • Lotion (full sized)
  • Wipes
  • Brushes
  • Make-up (unopened)
  • Razors
  • Mouthwash
  • Wash cloths
  • salt & pepper
  • Feminine pads (thin)
  • Dish cloths

 *Please take any other donations to the PTA Thrift Shop


Permanent Supportive Housing

  • Laundry detergent
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • General purpose cleaner
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Gift cards (Walmart, Target, Food Lion)
*Please call The Furniture Project to donate furniture and large household goods.