COVID-19 Community Offers

COVID-19 Consulting Services

“Given the COVID-19 pandemic, our group of UNC undergrads wants to help support local businesses more by offering free work from students in Consult Your Community and 180 Degrees Consulting to help alleviate some stress. An example of work could be helping to research tax relief resources and prepare documents, like ones from this site, but we can be flexible depending on what each business’ specific needs are.”

We can offer 2-3 students to each business; projects will run anytime between April 6-24 and will be organized on a first-come-first-serve basis.

UNC students are eager to help local businesses and have told us that they have a lot of extra time!

Please fill out this form if you are interested:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sBWAgrnRWYZomBYexnqLoZtjxQ-pdQy-o2BgtDdhbsA/viewform?edit_requested=true

Delivered Meals

A local chef is offering delivered meals for those out of work due to the pandemic. All meals are vegan and gluten free. Anyone needing to order a meal can go here: https://www.facebook.com/PlantHope-107479760918962/ or contact negreen3226@gmail.com


Pet Sitting and Childcare

“Hi! I am a young professional who works as a Research Assistant with UNC School of Medicine. I’ve been working at UNC for almost a year after graduating from Swarthmore College with a BA in Psychology and Environmental Studies in May 2019. I am First Aid/CPR Certified and have a car for reliable transportation. I have experience baby-sitting, providing child care and pet sitting.  I graduated from a Teacher Education Program in high school where my last semester included 8 hours a week student teaching, so I’d be happy to assist with any homework or school needs. Please reach out if you are in need of child care services or a pet sitter! I’m available evenings and weekends, but can be flexible depending on need.” Contact Brittni at brittnibelle97@gmail.com


Utility Assistance

  • Spectrum Internet: free broadband and wifi access for 60 days (March 16- May 15) for families with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a spectrum plan. Call Spectrum at 1-844-488-8395.
  • OWASA has temporarily suspended all disconnects for non-payment of bills.
  • Duke Energy will not disconnect any customer’s service for non-payment. The company will continue to read meters and send bills. Customers should pay what they can to avoid building up a large balance.
  • Major cellphone carriers, including T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint will keep users connected and waive late fees for 60 days.

Several organizations provide financial assistance to low-income households facing challenges paying rent, utilities, and other critical household expenses:

  • Inter-Faith Council: Schedule an appointment by calling 919-929-6380 x19 during the hours of 9am-5pm
  • Orange County: Orange County provides emergency assistance to low-income residents of Orange County. For more information call 919-245-2490.
  • Town of Chapel Hill: The Town provides assistance with security deposits and utility connection fees for low-income residents who find housing in Chapel Hill. For more information, call 919-969-5079.

Senior Shopping Hours

The following stores are offering senior shopping hours early in the morning:

  • Target: Wednesdays 7-8am
  • Harris Teeter: Mondays/Thursdays 6-7am
  • Whole Foods: Daily 7-8am
  • Fresh Market: Weekdays 8-9am
  • Walmart: Tuesdays 6-7am
  • Dollar General: Daily 7-8am
  • Trader Joe’s: Daily 8-9am

Curbside Takeout or Delivery

The founder of Chapel Hill Carrboro Foodies has created a list of local restaurants offering delivery or curbside pickup for takeout.


Here to Help

“I am a healthy 25-year-old in the MLK neighborhood. I would love to help in any way. I can run errands, get groceries, call and check up on people, or anything else that is needed. Please let me know if you or anyone you know needs help!” Contact Kim at kimberlylwagner@gmail.com.

“Hey everyone! I’m a healthy 24 year old college graduate new to the MLK Park area. I can help with any errands, household chores, or child care. I have experience babysitting children ages 2 and up, and would be happy to provide references. I can also help with tutoring! I have experience helping students with pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry homework. I can also tutor English at all ages. Let me know if you have any questions!” Contact Ginny at vshafer47@gmail.com.

“Hi neighbors – I live in Carrboro and I’m happy to help with grocery store or pharmacy pick ups in the Carrboro/Chapel Hill area. Feel free to text me at 718-697-9189


Meal/Grocery Assistance

CHCCS Meal Pickup

“At this time CHCCS in partnership with many community members and the Child Nutrition Department will have meals available for pick up at 20 sites in and around Chapel Hill/Carrboro. We will have a drive through at Northside where we will be serving hot meals that the kids love Monday-Friday. Our remote sites will be serving fun lunches and all meals include a fun SNACK!

Request Food from TABLE

“TABLE’s goal is to support local children and their families and ensure they have access to fresh, nutritious food.” TABLE delivers healthy non-perishables and fresh produce to local kids on a weekly basis. Request food on their website, or for additional assistance, contact them at (919)636-4860 or info@tablenc.org.

IFC Community Services

IFC Community Services, temporarily located at 100 W. Rosemary St., includes a Food Pantry, Emergency Financial Assistance, and a Community Kitchen.


Childcare services

“We understand that amidst so many unplanned school cancellations, here are more than likely times when families will need childcare and babysitting. We can definitely help out with this! Don’t hesitate to reach out!” Please text James Pierce at 919-360-3098

“My name is Kate Lea and I am a junior at Chapel Hill High School and live in Lake Hogan Farms.  I have a lot of experience babysitting young children and have a reliable car. Please let me know if I can be of help.”

“Hello, my name is Jules Woodward and I love interacting with and caring for children. I’m about to enter my 6th year of babysitting and my 1st year as a nanny. As an older sister, I have 2 younger siblings that I love to help out with whenever I can. I’m a freshman at ECU and I’m earning my BFA with a concentration in musical theater, and I’d love to sing songs and dance with your children. I love dogs, crafts, and playing outdoors. Many of my references will tell you that I’m reliable, responsible, on-time, and hardworking. By mid-April, I will be first aid and CPR certified through the American Red Cross. I’m looking forward to connecting with you and your family!”

“I have provided childcare in Chapel Hill since 1989. My enrollment has dwindled and I risk eviction if I can fill my spots. If you are a health professional or essential employee I would be honored to help with your childcare needs.”


Neighborhood Corps to support at-risk neighbors

If you “could use a little extra neighborly support” please contact Beth at carrboromom@gmail.com and include your neighborhood & contact information to be connected with a neighbor who can “provide support with grocery store runs, pharmacy pick-ups or just general check-ins.”


Grocery/Pharmacy Delivery

Tarheel Town Pharmacy

“Hello Neighbors, we are offering FREE delivery on your prescriptions and other OTC items. We encourage you to avoid coming into the pharmacy, so that we all can collectively slow down the progress of this virus. If you have a need, please reach out to us at (919) 240-7827

“Hello folks, I am out of school and am more than happy to pick up groceries for anyone.”

James & his friends are home from college due to the outbreak and are offering a grocery pickup service starting at $15 per trip. Please text them at 919-360-3098


Education/Tutoring

Virtual Tutoring

“Hi! If you need someone to supplement what you’re doing on your child’s homework I might be the person for you! I’m a PhD student with lots of experience teaching, comfortable tutoring Math 1-9th grade, Social Studies any level! Let me know if I can help.” Contact Erin at charafan96@gmail.com

Offering Home Enrichment and Support

“If you have high school or college students who would like to take this time at home to build skills and strategies, learn valuable time management and study skills, or gain support for or enrich their courses, please feel free to contact me. My specialty is in English and in full-range college consulting, but I can easily refer you to some amazing specialists in many different subject areas. This is a great time to strengthen foundations and supplement learning.

Please reach out to Patricia Lewis at lewisselectcc@gmail.com


Free Wifi Access for Students

Free WiFi access for students

The Cedar Grove Ruritan Club is opening up their clubhouse to the community so students without internet can do classwork during this crisis. Free Wi-Fi in a safe, clean environment with bathrooms. Maximum 5 students and a parent at a time inside (no unattended students). Separated tables will be cleaned in between students. There will be three time-slots per day available: 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm and 2pm-4pm.

Message Robbie Liner at the Ruritan to schedule.

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