Programs

Food Pantry

Groceries For Neighbors in Need Food Pantry volunteer

Temporarily located at: 100 W. Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: 919-929-6380

Hours of operation

The Food Pantry is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays. On most Tuesdays and Wednesday the pantry stays open until 7pm. Members may walk-in during the morning, and afternoons are by advance appointment only. Call between 9 am and 5 pm to schedule an appointment.

The Food Pantry provides around 1,300 bags of groceries to those in need every month. Households in Chapel Hill or Carrboro, or in which an adult works in those communities, may become members of the Pantry who are welcome to receive groceries once a month.  Grocery quantities offered are based on the number of people in the household. Food Pantry members may be eligible for other services. (See "Crisis Intervention" for more info.)

Staff, student interns and community volunteers receive, sort and stock food, interview clients and greet visitors at the reception desk. Evening hours are provided through a special collaboration with Project Rushhour, a service of the North Carolina Hillel.

IFC relies on donations from individuals, congregations, community food drives, grocery stores, and UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The Pantry also partners with Farmer Foodshare and Weaver Street Market to receive fresh locally-grown produce that is distributed with non-perishables. See list of current needs.

With community donations and hands-on help, holiday meals are distributed at the end of November and December to member households that have pre-enrolled.