Inter-Faith Council for Social Service

Cold Weather Response



We are all hands on deck today (12/23/22), as we have been all week, in anticipation of frigid temperatures in our area. Thank you for reading the following information so that you can share facts with concerned others, including how to support our community.


WHAT WE'RE DOING @ IFC Commons

  • Community Kitchen is serving hot meals on its usual schedule, and adding warm soup and coffee to what’s available.
  • Community Kitchen's schedule through the holiday weekend is:      
    > Dinner today (12/23) 5:15-6pm
    > Lunch tomorrow (12/24) 11:15am-Noon
    > Lunch Sunday (12/25) 11:15am-Noon
    > Lunch Monday (12/26) 11:15am-Noon
  • Reminder that Community Kitchen is located in Carrboro on the J bus line at 110 W. Main Street.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • We’re collecting size L, XL, and XXL men’s coats, blankets, and sleeping bags until 4 PM today at 110 W. Main St. in Carrboro. If you cannot make it today, we'll reopen for the week for services and donations on Tuesday, December 27th from 9am-4pm.
  • Please do not leave donations or deliveries unattended for any period of time inside or outside our building. We cannot ensure that they will get to the appropriate person or place.
  • We cannot accept expired food, opened food, opened toiletries, or clothing. Please take used clothing to CommunityWorx down the street when they are open. We have an arrangement with them for clothing vouchers.

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WHAT WE'RE DOING @ IFC Shelters

  • Our shelters are full, and our cold-weather cots are at capacity, even after expanding the number that we can offer.
  • Please do not send people to the front doors of our shelters. Staff will have to turn them away. Folks interested in asking about a cold weather cot may call for that information as follows:
    > To inquire about availability of cold weather cots, call IFC's main number at (919) 929-6380. Press x3000 for Community House shelter for men or x4000 for HomeStart shelter for women and families.
  • We are coordinating with government and other entities to find safe haven for folks still in need of shelter from the extreme temperatures.
  • IFC's administrative offices will be closed this Monday, December 26th for a holiday.
  • Our social media pages will be updated as the situation demands.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • Check out this brief news clip by Spectrum News that aired yesterday and consider supporting our efforts with an online donation using the button below, or with a check made out to IFC and mailed to 110 W. Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510.

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THANK YOU

We are deeply grateful for the collaboration between Chapel Hill Police Department and Chapel Hill Transit, Alliance Health, Carrboro Police Department and Carrboro Fire, Hillsborough Police Department, Orange County Sheriff's Office, Orange County Department of Social Services, Orange County Emergency Management, Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness, Orange County Criminal Justice Resource Department and Orange County Housing Department, and community partners like UNC's Assertive Community Treatment team, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, and others.

This group moved mountains to arrange transportation, expand cold weather lodging, coordinate food and supplies, and help get our unsheltered neighbors into warmer, safer locations.

These efforts save lives.