Hunger is a Year-
Round Issue

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We collect food and cash donations through monthly neighborhood food drives and deliver the contributions to the CORA FOOD PANTRY, which provides emergency food to individuals and families in Chatham County, NC.

PORCH Briar Chapel  is an all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization. We collect food and cash donations through monthly neighborhood food drives.   Most of our donations to the CORA FOOD PANTRY, which provides emergency food to individuals and families in Chatham County, NC.  We also sponsor special projects for our neighborhood schools.

About PORCH

Started in 2010 in Chapel Hill, NC, PORCH is an all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization that has collected and donated more than $4.8 million in hunger relief across all their communities.

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Volunteer Roles

PORCH Team members have many roles.  On the PORCH Team you can:

  • help load the truck at the clubhouse,
  • collect bags on PORCH pickup days,
  • join special PORCH special projects teams
  • donate food!
  • donate money (address to PORCH Briar Chapel) or donate online.

If you want to join Briar Chapel’s PORCH Team, contact us at briarchapel@porchcommunities.org

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How It Works

PORCH is built around the very simple idea of a neighborhood food drive. PORCH Briar Chapel collects food monthly for the Chatham Outreach Alliance (CORA) in Pittsboro or our local schools.

Here’s how it works:

  • On pickup day (3rd Friday each month), place a food donation on your porch by 9:00 am.
  • A PORCH Briar Chapel volunteer will come by to pick it up.
  • The PORCH volunteers deliver the goods to the Briar Chapel Club house where we load the CORA food truck.  It’s that easy!

Food & Donation Information

PORCH Briar Chapel donations go to the CORA Food Pantry or to local school back pack programs that supply food for local students in need.  CORA Food Pantry serves Chatham County residents who are especially in need emergency food assistance.

If you would like to donate food, leave your item(s) on your porch by 9:00 am on the 3rd Friday of the month.

Food Donation Recommendations

Briar Chapel PORCH collects food for the CORA pantry in Pittsboro. We focus on collecting CORA’s most-needed items.  These needs change every month.  COVID changed their distribution strategy.

Fresh fruit and vegetables will be welcome again the future after they finish a new addition to their facility.

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Participating Neighborhoods

We collect throughout the Briar Chapel neighborhood.  The neighborhood is growing fast!

Would you like to participate as a volunteer for your area? Contact us at briarchapel@porchcommunities.org — we’d love to help connect you!!

Upcoming Collection Dates

MAY
21

Collection Date

JUN
18