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

From 2011 – Present (as of the monthly collection on June 28, 2021). 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 (July 2021), neighbors donated 1,929 pounds of food. They also included envelopes containing a total of $1,000 in checks, which we delivered to CORA food pantry, and an additional $630 in online donations were also contributed to CORA as part of this month’s neighborhood collection. In addition to the contributed food weight, the total amount of cash donations by residents this month was $1,630

We owe a big thank you to out May 2021 collectors and the drivers/loaders who each collected portions of the food contributions to CORA: Matt & Phyllis Alexander, Jon Darling, Dan Freehling, Jess Fearrington, and Ken Indyk. As always, Travus and Reggie on the CORA truck were great too.

COVID – 19:

Fearrington Village residents have contributed a total of $37,858 via direct online donations to CORA since March 2020, when the pandemic began and many other residents have mailed their own checks to CORA.

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

30
Coordinators & Handlers
7
Collection Drivers/Loaders
4
CORA’s Transportation Supervisor, West Camden Coordinators, & CORA’s Logistics Specialist

Community Collection Dates

Next 2021 Collection Dates

Collection Dates

Volunteer

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Fearrington Get Involved

Donate

Make a tax-deductible donation

Donate to the CORA Food Pantry as a Fearrington Resident
From 2011 – Present (as of the monthly collection on July 26, 2021). 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.