Inter-Faith Council

Carrboro Aldermen pass text amendment as Carrboro’s sense of community is questioned

Carrboro Aldermen pass text amendment as Carrboro’s sense of community is questioned

Compassionate Carrboro. That was one of the buzzwords that residents, both for and against the proposed Inter-Faith Council food pantry in downtown, used to describe Carrboro on Tuesday, March 22, at the Board of Aldermen’s public hearing. The public hearing was held as part of the city’s rezoning process, which if approved would allow social services like IFC to provide… Read more →

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

IFC discussion part 2: Q&A with Matt Neal

Matt Neal is no stranger to the restaurant industry. His father, the late Bill Neal, built a legacy for himself in the culinary world. Bill, alongside his wife, Moreton, opened La Residence in 1976, and later left to take over Crook’s Corner, a local favorite for southern inspired cooking. Moreton continued to run La Residence until 1992, when she left… Read more →

El Centro Hispano to raise funds for Workers' Center

El Centro Hispano to raise funds for Workers’ Center

The Carrboro location of El Centro Hispano is about to get bigger. Representatives from the nonprofit organization and other partner organizations, such as the Chapel Hill and Carrboro Human Rights Center and Orange County Justice United, held a conference call on Nov. 17 to begin planning a fundraiser for a building expansion. Construction on the current building is scheduled to… Read more →

Magazine brings HOPE to the homeless community

Magazine brings HOPE to the homeless community

By Amelia Black Carrboro Commons Staff Writer When the Homelessness Outreach Poverty Eradication committee of the UNC-Chapel Hill Campus Y completed their award-winning documentary “Faces of Franklin” in the spring of 2008, the committee members were exhausted but not satisfied. After hearing the powerful voices of the Chapel Hill homeless community through the documentary, naturally the next question for HOPE… Read more →

Community Dinner showcases local diversity

Community Dinner showcases local diversity

By Sarah Shah Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Undaunted by relentless rain and frigid temperatures, more than 600 people made their way to McDougle School in Carrboro on March 1st for an afternoon of food, entertainment and good company. Attendees at the 12th Annual Community Dinner listen to local performance group ‘Eat Local’ explain the importance of buying and eating locally… Read more →

Volunteers organize food for Carrboro children

Volunteers organize food for Carrboro children

by Kelsey Kusterer Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Friday marked the addition of fresh milk and bread to backpacks full of food packaged for local children by TABLE, a nonprofit located at 205 W. Weaver St. in Carrboro. TABLE Director Joy MacVane welcomes the additional food because she says most backpack programs in North Carolina don’t offer fresh bread and milk…. Read more →

Community helps people pay water bills

Community helps people pay water bills

by Allison Miller Carrboro Commons Co-Editor An increase in rates from the Orange Water and Sewer Authority, paired with national economic troubles, means that the Inter-Faith Council is seeing more clients who are having trouble paying their water bills. Kristin Lavergne, community services director for the Inter-Faith Council, poses inside the organization’s building at 110 W. Main St. in Carrboro…. Read more →