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 September 2022 collection. 

From 2011 – Present (as of the monthly collection on September 19, 2022). 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 (September 2022), neighbors donated 1,674 pounds of food. They contributed $1,270 by cash, checks, and online donations to CORA.

We owe a big thank you to our September 2022 collectors and the drivers/loaders who each collected portions of the food contributions to CORA: Matt & Phyllis Alexander, Jon Darling, Beth & Ray Essington, Anne & Mike Grimmer, Ken Indyk & Bob Krier, and Travis Viera on the CORA truck were really terrific.

A special thank you to Phyllis and Matt Alexander, who have served as volunteer drivers collecting from three neighborhoods for many years.  September 2022 was their last month in this role.

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

Learn more about volunteering with PORCH Fearrington

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 September, 2022). 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 2022. This is a convenient measure of consistency and growth over that time span.