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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 & Girls Club of Pittsboro.  Briar Chapel residents donated 30,500 pounds of food and $20,495 for during our 2022 food drives!  They also donated 609 boxes of fresh produce to 71 families at the Boys & Girls Club of Pittsboro.   Our annual school supply drive for the Chatham Education Foundation was bigger than ever! 

About PORCH Briar Chapel

Porch Briar Chapel is a volunteer-driven grassroots hunger relief organization. We gather both food and monetary donations through our monthly neighborhood food drives. These donations serve various recipients, including CORA Food Pantry, which offers emergency food assistance to individuals and families in Chatham County, NC. Additionally, we support children who participate in the Boys and Girls Club of Pittsboro by providing them with fresh produce and a bag of non-perishable items every month. Our initiatives also extend to special projects like conducting school supply drives for the Chatham Education Foundation.

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

Get ready for the PORCH Briar Chapel Holiday Food Drive! Our list of most needed items includes lots of the holiday fixings. Spices are always good too. We also accept online money donations here at our website.

If you choose to donate a ham or turkey on PORCH day too, please deliver it to the truck at the clubhouse between 9:15 and 10:30. We prefer that meat items be delivered straight to the refrigerated truck by donors.

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.


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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

· Rice
· Pasta
· Soup
· 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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