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PORCH Briar Chapel collects food and cash donations during a neighborhood food drive on the third Friday of each month.  Your contributions go to the CORA FOOD PANTRY and the Boys and Girls Club of Pittsboro.  Briar Chapel residents donated 37,919 pounds of food and $22,800 for during our 2021 food drives!  They also donated 900 pounds of schools supplies to local schools.

About PORCH Briar Chapel

PORCH Briar Chapel is an all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization. We collect food and cash donations through monthly neighborhood food drives.   Many of your donations go to the CORA FOOD PANTRY, which provides emergency food to individuals and families in Chatham County, NC. We also provide children who attend the Boys and Girls Club of Pittsboro with fresh produce and a bag of nonperishables on a monthly basis.

Watch this video to see our Briar Chapel neighbors in action on PORCH Friday!

In 2022, PORCH-Briar Chapel joined forces with The Produce Box and the University of North Carolina School of Public Health to integrate the PORCH Fresh program into our regular monthly food drive.  Children who attend the new Pittsboro Boys and Girls Club will receive a box of fresh produce, a bag of non-perishable foods along with creative recipe ideas.  Through our partnership with The Produce Box, we are able to provide fresh food from local farmers to the families of children in the program.

PORCH Fresh Matching Campaign

Would you like to donate?

PORCH is built around the very simple idea of a neighborhood food drive. Neighbor volunteers collect donations from front porches in Briar Chapel on the 3rd Friday of each month.

  • Place a food or check donation* on your porch by 9:00 am.
  • A PORCH Briar Chapel volunteer will drive by to pick up your donation.
  • The PORCH volunteers deliver the donations to the Briar Chapel Club house.  There, they sort and load a CORA food pantry truck.
  • The Produce Box delivers the PORCH Fresh Boxes of fresh produce to the program located at George Moses Horton Middle School on the Monday following our regular collection date.

*If you choose to donate money, please write a check to PORCH Briar Chapel and attach it to a bag or donate online.

Get Involved

Volunteer Roles

How can you volunteer for PORCH Briar Chapel?

  • Collect bags on PORCH pickup days.
  • Help load the food pantry truck at the clubhouse.
  • Join our PORCH Fresh team.
  • Join special PORCH projects.
  • Donate!

If you want to join the PORCH Briar Chapel team, contact us at

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Food Recommendations

CORA Food Pantry Food Request

Canned Protein (tuna, chicken, ham, and spam)
Cooking Oil


Always appreciated

Pasta Sauce (1 can or plastic bottle; no glass please)
Soup (1 large or 2 small cans)
Canned Veggies (1 can, preferably green veggie)
Canned Beans (1 can, any type)
Canned Fruit in Juice (1 can, any type)
Rice (1 bag or box, plain white or brown preferred)
Peanut Butter or Almond Butter (1 container, no glass please)
Canned Meat (2 small or 1 large can)
Mac and Cheese (1-2 boxes)
Fresh Apples (please package in a separate bag to prevent damage)
*aluminum foil
Low sodium canned veggies
Low sugar canned fruit
Cooking oil
Pie/Cookie/Brownie Mix
Hygiene Items


Started in 2010 in Chapel Hill, NC, PORCH Communities 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.   PORCH Communities is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in North Carolina. The PORCH Briar Chapel is a chapter of PORCH Communities.

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