About PORCH Fearrington

PORCH Fearrington is Fearrington Village’s all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization. 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.

Our Impact

Thanks so much for helping with our November 2023 collection. 

From 2011 – Present (as of the monthly collection on November 13, 2023). See the Weights & Measures Table at the bottom of this page.

Thank you for your continued level of extraordinary generosity. As part of this month’s collection (October 2023), neighbors donated 3,307 pounds of food. They contributed $3,980 by cash, checks, and online donations to CORA. See the complete weights and measures tables at the bottom of this page for all the collections between 2011 and this current month of 2023. 

We owe a big thank you to our November 2023 collectors and the drivers/loaders who each collected portions of the food contributions to CORA: Jon Darling, Beth & Ray Essington, Anne & Mike Grimmer, Ken Indyk & Bob Krier, and Travus Vera & Reggie Blue on the CORA truck were really terrific.

Participating Fearrington Neighborhoods

The neighborhood coordinators and their contact information are listed on the GET INVOLVED PAGE.

Beechmast Closes | Bradford Place | Burke Place | Bush Creek | East Camden | Phase IV | Countryhouse Closes – East | Countryhouse Closes – West | Henderson Place | Langdon Place | Millcreek Circle | Millcroft Close – Harnett & Sampson | Millcroft Close – Lenoir, Duplin, & Woodleigh | Phases I & II – Creekwood Area | Phase III | Richmond | Rutherford Close | South Camden | South McDowell | The Knolls Close | The Woods – Spindlewood | Weathersfield | West Camden | and Woodbury Close

PORCH Fearrington by the Numbers

Coordinators & Handlers
Collection Drivers/Loaders
CORA’s Transportation Supervisor, Prior West Camden Coordinators, & CORA’s Logistics Specialist (left to right)

Community Collection Dates

Next 2023 Collection Dates

Collection Dates


Learn more about volunteering with PORCH Fearrington

Fearrington Get Involved


Make a tax-deductible donation

Donate to the CORA Food Pantry as a Fearrington Resident
From 2011 – Present (as of the monthly collection on November 13, 2023). Table Footnotes:

1. Food donations to 501(c)3 registered food banks (such as CORA) are tax-deductible; donated food is valued at $1.78 per pound. According to the June 2017 “Feeding America Product Valuation Study, KPMG, Audited,” the average wholesale value of these groceries is $1.78 per pound.

2. The average weight of one bag of donated food in our collections is = 8 pounds, producing an estimated AVERAGE value of $14.25 per bag (8 x $1.78). NOTE that in our community collections, we weigh each bag during the delivery at the CORA Food Bank and we do not count the bags. The bag equivalency value is cited here for the convenience of donors and for comparison with those communities that document their collections by bag count. Our residents pack their own bags, which we then collect; therefore, the weights can range from a few pounds to over 15 pounds, with the documented average being 8 pounds. In larger communities, donated bags of food are taken to a central location, where the content is sorted and re-bagged. The weight of bags in those “processed” collections is higher and can be typically 12 or more pounds per bag.

3. Total weight delivered 8 pounds (the average weight of each bag).

4. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines define a meal as 1.2 pounds of food. “What We Eat in America (WWEIA)” 2017. 
Another way to Document PORCH Fearrington’s Monthly Donated Food Weights & Cash Donations for the CORA Food Pantry in Pittsboro, NC by Comparing Donation Amounts Between Just 2015 (Five Years into Our History) and the Current Month of 2023. This is a convenient measure of consistency and growth over that time span.