From the IFC calendar:

"RSVVP" stands for "Restaurants Sharing 10 Percent" (The V's are Roman numeral 5's, so V+V=10). Participating restaurants contribute 10% of their total proceeds on that day to benefit the IFC, Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina and the Urban Ministries of Durham Community Kitchen to fight hunger in the Triangle.

Now you have an excuse to go out and eat! Breakfast, lunch or dinner, it doesn't matter. Visit an old favorite, or give a new restaurant a try. Tell your friends and family to not only feed themselves, but feed others in the community at the same time! Read more at www.rsvvp.org.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 1:00am to 6:00pm

The new location of the shelter is...

This weekend I learned there would be a press conference today at 10 am (ie: right now) to reveal the new location of the InterFaith Council's homeless shelter. Of course, this tantalizing e-mail didn't name the location, but based on the particpants I think we have a pretty strong clue.

Chapel Hill Mayor Kevin Foy and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser will be joined by Chris Moran, executive director of the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, Rev. Richard Edens, a United Church of Chapel Hill pastor, and other community leaders as they announce a new partnership to benefit the community’s homeless.

So will it be at the UCC? Carolina North? Human Services Building on Homestead? It seems certain to move away from Downtown, which I think is unfortunate

I guess we will all hear shortly.

WCOM 103.5 FM Broadcasts 11th National Homelessness Marathon

WCOM 103.5 FM Broadcasts 11th National Homelessness Marathon: 7-10 PM live, Feb 20. Local speakers: Laurie Tucker and Chris Moran of IFC, elected officials Sally Greene, Mark Chilton, Eric Hallman. Webcast www.communityradio.coop.
10PM-8AM Feb 21 Homelessness Marathon National Broadcast. www.homelessnessmarathon.org.

February 20, 2008 from 7pm to 10pm live on WCOM 103.5 FM, webcast www.communityradio.coop

7-8pm Who Are the Homeless?
Laurie Tucker, Residential Services Director for the Inter-Faith Council and her guests Abdul and Elaine put a face on homelessness.

8-9pm How Can We Help?
Sally Greene, Chair of Orange County's 10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, Mark Chilton, Carrboro Mayor and Eric Hallman, Hillsborough Commissioner struggle to find answers.

9-10pm Your Voice,Your Turn Call 929-9601
Chris Moran, Executive Director of the IFC, a local non-profit organization that operates two shelters for the homeless, will be availble to take your calls.

10pm till 8am on Thursday the 21st Homelessness Marathon National Broadcast

The Homelessness Marathon's mission is to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty in America and around the world. Go to www.homelessnessmarathon.org. for more information!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm


WCOM 103.5 FM, webcast www.communityradio.coop

Bring back 24/7 service at the shelter

Feeling charitable this solstice? The Inter-Faith Council, which provides critical support to some of our most vulnerable neighbors, had to roll back their hours due to lack of funding earlier this year. Thanks to a challenge grant, they are now poised to bring back 24-hour service, but only if they raise another $6,000 by December 31st.

You can donate to IFC online through Network for Good. Put "24/7 campaign" in the Designation field. If you care to mention in the Dedication field that you came from OrangePolitics, that would be a great way to let the IFC know how much we appreciate their work!

Your 24/7/365 gift will enable IFC to:

IFC, Homeless No More?

Is anyone at all surprised to see that the IFC soup kitchen/shelter will not be moving back into the space that they had to leave "temporarily" so the Town could remodel it? You shouldn't be if you read OrangePolitics. I can understand them needing more and better space for their residential programs, but I can't see the free meals they provide being nearly as helpful if they are served a mile away from the center of town. Poor people don't just hang out downtown because there are students to ask for money, it's also near where they work for poverty-level wages (ie: the University).

It also comes as no surprise that downtown merchants will be glad to have the shelter permanently out of their hair. I wonder if the move will have much impact on the panhandling that some people seem to think is the biggest problem we have downtown. (Besides maybe parking, of course!) Only time will tell.

Many criminals have fed the negative stereotypes of homeless people by hanging around the shelter and by giving its address when they're arrested. However:



Community Guidelines

By using this site, you agree to our community guidelines. Inappropriate or disruptive behavior will result in moderation or eviction.


Content license

By contributing to OrangePolitics, you agree to license your contributions under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.

Creative Commons License

Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.