Supporting CORA’s mission to provides food to individuals and families in need.

PORCH Chatham consists of a number of communities that support CORA (Chatham Outreach Alliance). 100% of food and monetary donations from these communities go to the CORA Food Pantry.

CORA is a nonprofit organization that serves residents facing food insecurity within Chatham County, North Carolina. Our ultimate goal at CORA is to build a community without hunger by collecting and purchasing healthy food for distribution through our food pantry, related programs, and network of local partners.  CORA is actively creating a community space where our neighbors in need will receive the resources and encouragement that they need to move beyond the challenges that have caused them to be food insecure.

Visit https://www.corafoodpantry.org to learn more about CORA or please contact rebecca@corafoodpantry.org.

PORCH Chatham consists of the following PORCH Communities:

  • Bobcat Point
  • Briar Chapel
  • Bynum
  • Carolina Preserve
  • Cedar Grove and Cedar Mountain
  • Chapel Ridge
  • Fearrington Village
  • Governors Club
  • Governors Village
  • Hackberry Lane
  • Highland Forest
  • Jones Ferry Landing
  • Jordan Hills
  • Legacy at Jordan Lake
  • Mann’s Crossing
  • Miles Branch
  • New Hope Trails
  • Park Point
  • Polks Landing
  • Powell Place
  • Preserve at Jordan Lake
  • Redbud
  • The Hamptons
  • The Settlement
  • Westfall
  • Weycroft Reserve

Our Programs

Pantry

CORA serves any Chatham County resident who needs emergency food through our Food Pantry. As a temporary measure, while we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, we have restructured our direct service strategy. The client intake process is conducted outside, and clients receive their groceries curbside in a drive-through manner. We are distributing pre-packed bags of shelf-stable food including canned fruits and vegetables, rice or pasta, soups, breakfast cereal or cereal bars, and a variety of other nutritious food. We supplement these staples with fresh produce, bakery items, milk, meats, and eggs. Our client service hours have also changed to Monday through Friday from 10 am – 1 pm. Families receive a week’s worth of groceries or enough food to provide 21 meals per family member, at each visit. Families can visit CORA twice a month.

 

 

Mobile Market

CORA’s Mobile Market provides nutritious food to neighbors facing food insecurity in Chatham County. This program helps us reach those in need of food far beyond the boundaries of our Pantry location in Pittsboro.  Approximately 50% of those we serve do not live in Pittsboro and lower-income areas in western Chatham County are home to several food deserts. Due to COVID-19, we currently distribute food via a drive through model. Families stay in their car and pre-packed groceries are placed in their vehicles.  Like the Pantry, there are various options including local fresh produce, meats, dairy, bakery items, and shelf-stable staples. Each person receives enough food for 21 meals at each visit. Each month we host a Mobile Market in Siler City, Natures Trail (a Mobile Home Community in Chapel Hill), and other strategic points around the county where food insecurity is the greatest.

 

SNACK!

CORA’s SNACK! (Summer Nutritional Assistance for Chatham Kids) program distributes food to more than 1,100 kids who depend upon free or reduced-cost meals at school during the school year, but who have little or no replacement for this nutrition when school is not in session. In Chatham County, approximately 50% of public-school children receive free or low-cost meals through the federal school lunch program because their family income is at or near the poverty level. SNACK!’s goal is to increase the accessibility of nutritious meals throughout the summer to children facing food insecurity in Chatham County. SNACK! provides each participating child with 21 nutritious meals each week from mid-June through mid-August.

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Since its founding in 2010, PORCH has provided $2.1 million in hunger relief across all our communities.

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