Current Needs

April 2019: 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 at 100 W. Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill. Typically, 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--

  • 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

  • April 2019: We are in great need of a new source of fresh produce, eggs and meat proteins
  • Olive Oil
  • Pepper
  • Ketchup
  • Margarine/butter
  • Salad dressing
  • Spices
  • Sugar

Residential Facilities Needs

Community House

  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Razors
  • Bar Soap, full-sized
  • Nail Clippers
  • Metal Spoons and Forks
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toothpaste
  • Thermal Non-Cotton Socks
  • Gloves

*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