With the holiday season coming up, many Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Durham residents have presents and holiday parties on their minds. Several organizations in the area, however, are busy at work this season to support the homeless community and people in need.
The Inter-Faith Council is a facility in Carrboro that aims to provide basic living necessities to people in need. Through the holidays, the IFC will provide housing, while also combatting food insecurity.
According to a 2015 press release on the IFC website, the organization's goals include providing resources such as shelter, food and services "through strong partnerships with volunteers, staff and those we serve."
The IFC's food program includes a food pantry and a community kitchen. The food pantry will deliver holiday meals to about 350 families in the community on Monday and throughout the week.
They will deliver groceries to each family, providing a turkey for Thanksgiving and a ham for Christmas.