Hunger and Shelter
Hunger & Shelter Outreach
Helping Hands - Work teams from Christ Church gather quarterly to tackle small one day construction projects for older and disabled neighbors throughout Orange and Chatham counties. Experienced team leaders guide those who are less experienced. All are welcome. Contact Ken Reeb (918-3929).
Habitat for Humanity - On Saturday work days, help provide adequate housing for low income families in Orange and Chatham Counties. No construction experience is necessary. Volunteers are needed on March 9, April 13, and June 4, 2013 (Tuesday), to build a home in the Phoenix Place Neighborhood, just off Rogers Road in Chapel Hill. Please contact Robert Amico for more or to help: or (407) 496-7676. You may also rsvp here. (Please be sure to indicate which day you can help in the comments section of the form.) For information on the Chatham Habitat build, contact Ed Harland (; 933-4843).
Interfatih Council (IFC) Breakfasts - Each Sunday, since Christ Church's inception, teams of 5 people prepare and serve breakfast at the homeless shelter in downtown Chapel Hill. Beginning at 6 am, the crew prepares scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, toast & sweet rolls, sausage, grits, juice, and fresh fruit that is served to 75-90 hungry people. A six-month, rotating volunteer schedule is created each January and June. To help, contact Colleen Sharp (969-9225).
Gleaning- Individuals and families participate in montly outings to area farms to harvest crops that are then given to the needy in our community. Contact Chris Stonehouse (267-4852; ).
Project 5000- annual emergency food box drive to benefit the Interfaith Council (IFC) Food Pantry in Carrboro. Contact person: Chris Stonehouse (267-4852; ).
Pastor's Benevolent Care - assistance with a wide range of community needs including hunger, housing issues, resource needs, and referrals. Contact person: Pastor Christi Dye, 969-8820, ext. 205.
TABLE - a hunger prevention program which gives participating children loaner backpacks on Fridays that contain healthy food for the weekend. On Mondays, the backpacks are returned to be filled again. Go to TABLE to find out more. Contact person: Terri Swanson, 542-3126, .