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.
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 outings to area farms to harvest crops that are then given to the needy in our community. Fall gleaning dates are Sat., Oct. 19 & Sat., Nov.9th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. (This includes travel time of about 45 minutes each way and 2-3 hours on the farm. This activity is great for people of all ages. Contact Kris Weigle (919-260-2690:).
Project 5000- annual emergency food box drive to benefit the Interfaith Council (IFC) Food Pantry in Carrboro. Contact person: Pastor Christi Dye (919-969-8820 x205; ).
Pastor's Benevolent Care - assistance with a wide range of community needs including hunger, housing issues, resource needs, and referrals. Contact person: Jenny Knott, 969-8820, ext. 200.
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, .