Inter-Faith Council for Social Service

Current Needs

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IFC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, EIN: 59-1224041. Donations are tax deductible.

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Community Market and Community Kitchen

Our doors are now open, please bring small deliveries for the Kitchen or Market to the first floor and speak to the receptionist. IFC can accept larger grocery and other donations Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm at our loading dock at the rear of the building. Please access by entrance between 201 and 203 W Weaver St. in Carrboro (between El Centro Hispano and Mosaic, formerly Provence).  If you have any questions, please call 919-929-6380, x2000 ahead of drop off.

  1. Online food purchase with delivery to IFC
  2. Shop in-person for the items our Market and Kitchen need by downloading and/or printing our updated grocery list.
  3. Items for our new shower program: razors, soap, travel size shampoo, shower caps, towels, travel size lotion.
  4. Meals for IFC Commons should serve 50-70 people for lunch and about 30 people for dinner. Please contact Kristin Lavergne for all of the details at 919.929.6380 x2021.


  1. Expired food or food with alcohol
  2. Medications, medical supplies, or clothes.
  3. Please take used clothing items to CommunityWorx Thrift Shop (formerly PTA Thrift Shop), as residents receive vouchers for free clothing there.

Community House Shelter for Men

  1. Online purchase of household and clothing items with delivery to IFC.
  2. Meals for Community House should serve about 52 people. Please contact Ka'Tiera Truett to schedule delivery and discuss any and all details at 919.929.6380 x3013.
  3. Purchase items from below and call Ka'Tiera at 919-929-6380 x3013 to schedule drop off.
  • Bath towels critical need 
  • Wash clothes
  • Twin sheets (regular length)
  • Razors
  • Bar soap, full-sized
  • Spoons and forks (plastic)
  • Shaving cream
  • Toothpaste
  • Thermal non-cotton socks
  • Gloves
  • Bed pads
  • Twin comforters
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Men's Depends - size large
  • Lotion
  • Underwear, especially sizes large and extra large
  • Undershirts
  • Coffee mugs
  • Deodorant
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Disinfecting spray (Lysol, etc.)
  • Hand Sanitizer

HomeStart Shelter for Women and Families

  1. Online purchase of household and clothing items with delivery to IFC.
  2. Meals for HomeStart should serve about 14 people. Please contact Tracey Hagan to arrange delivery and for any questions about the process at 919.929.6380 x4013.
  3. Purchase an item(s) from the list below then please call Tracey at 919-929-6380 x4013 to schedule delivery.
  • Bath towels critical need
  • Twin sheets critical need
  • Comforters critical need
  • Pillows critical need
  • Kitchen utensils/flatware (plastic)
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast meats
  • Instant grits and oatmeal
  • 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
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Disinfecting spray (Lysol, etc.)
  • Hand Sanitizer

Housing Support

Purchase an item(s) from the list below to support folks who are living in the community with some case management support from IFC. Then please email Debra or Tom to arrange delivery.

  • Gift cards (Walmart, Target, Food Lion)
  • Straight Talk prepaid phone cards in any amount ($35 unlimited 30-day is preferred)
  • Vaccuum cleaner for 3 different households
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • General purpose cleaner
  • Metal utensils
  • Cookware
  • Cooking utensils
  • Dishware
  • Paper towels
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Disinfecting spray (Lysol, etc.)
  • Hand Sanitizer