Community Kitchen

Food From the Community For Anyone who is Hungry

100 W. Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: 919-967-0643

Meal Times

  • Breakfast:  6:15 am - 7 am (7:15 am - 8 am Sundays)
  • Lunch:  11:15 am - 12:30 pm (12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Sundays)
  • Dinner:  6:15 pm - 7 pm (same on Sundays)


The Community Kitchen provides around 80,000 meals to hungry persons every year. Meals are free of charge and are provided to residents of Community House and anyone who is hungry.

Community volunteers and volunteer groups representing congregations, businesses, neighborhoods and the University provide three nutritious, hot meals  365 days a year. The Kitchen Coordinator--the one paid staff member in the Community Kitchen--schedules and trains volunteers to prepare and serve meals. Nearly all of the food that is served is donated by local restaurants, food services, campus groups, farmers, congregations and businesses. The IFC partners with Farmer Foodshare and other local groups to provide fresh, locally-grown produce for the Community Kitchen.

The Community Kitchen relies heavily on volunteers and Community House residents to prepare and serve meals and clean up afterwards. Meal monitors provide support to volunteer groups and address client needs during the meal. Volunteers and residents also help pick up, receive, sort and store food donations.