"Our backyards." The Carrboro Citizen has an excellent editorial about locating the IFC shelter and the Carrboro Library.

Public Hearing: IFC Community House Special Use Permit Application

IFC's Special Use Permit Application for the the new Community House on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. is on the agenda of the March 21 Public Hearing. The meeting begins at Chapel Hill Town Hall at 7 pm. Supporters should be in their seats by 6:30.

The search for a permanent home for Community House has lasted over ten years and may be over soon! After the Public Hearing, the Town Council is likely to vote on the application later this spring.

FYI, the SUP application was reviewed -- and unanimously approved -- by four town Advisory Boards last month: Planning, Transportation, Pedestrian and Bicycle, and the Community Design Commission.

Show Your Support for Community  House on facebook and at the Public Hearing!

 For more information, contact Allan Rosen at project@ifcmailbox.org



Monday, March 21, 2011 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm


Chapel Hill Town Hall

25th Annual Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk

4 miles. 90 minutes. 8000 steps.
Join us on March 27 to help end hunger in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and around the world.

The Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk is a four-mile stroll through Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and the UNC campus, beginning and ending at the Carrboro Town Commons.  Over the past quarter century, the event has become a festive community tradition and has raised over $1 million dollars to fund hunger relief programs both locally and around the world.  25% of the money raised goes to support the IFC's food programs in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.  The remainder is used by Church World Service for it's international hunger prevention efforts.

Registration begins at 1:30 at the Carrboro Town Commons.  The walk begins at 2:30.  Activities and entertainment will be provided prior to the walk and snacks will be available afterwards. 

Bob Timberlake, North Carolina’s internationally acclaimed artist and a UNC grad, has graciously donated a special limited edition signed reproduction of one of his paintings. For every $100 walkers raise by walk day, they will be given an entry into a drawing to win the Timberlake reproduction. See the painting here:

Sign up to walk, or sponsor congregations, organizations, or individuals as they walk at:

Can't walk on the 27th?  Sign up to be a "Spirit Walker".

Get more information and periodic updates at:

Questions?  Contact Rex at 929-6380 ext. 20 or cropwalk@ifcmailbox.org.

Help end hunger one step at a time.


Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 1:30pm


Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC

Open House at IFC Community House

Come visit the downtown Men’s Shelter this Sunday and see why IFC has a tremendous need to build a new and better Community House.  Our small staff, some volunteers, as well as some of our residents will show our guests the current facility, between lunch and dinner. Visitors will be amazed at how do so much with so little space! We want the community to fully understand why the IFC is striving to provide better accommodations for our homeless men, and to more fully appreciate why the move to 1315 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd is essential for our men and for our community.



Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 8:30am to 10:30am


100 West Rosemary Street, downtown Chapel Hill

Any Chance of a Reasoned, Civil Dialogue?

I'm a big supporter of the IFC and its mission.  And I support its desire to create a new type of facility, a transitional facility for homeless men and the need to relocate somewhere.  And I'm disappointed that there is opposition to the proposed site for that new facility.  But I also think that the dialogue has gone beyond civility and that the neighborhoods adjoining the proposed site are being unfairly demonized.  In the 12 years I have served on Town advisory boards I have seen many neighborhoods oppose many projects for many different reasons - some good, some bad, some rational, some irrational.



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