PORCH Fearrington Food Donation Guidelines
More than 50% of the food CORA distributes to hungry families is donated! This source of food is VERY IMPORTANT to us! To make sure your donation of food does the most good, keep the following guidelines in mind.
Please DO NOT USE GLASS CONTAINERS. They Easily Break and Result in Spills!
Items That CORA Always Needs
Mackie, CORA’s Pantry Manager, developed a list of items that you could add to the “Most Needed” list throughout the year. Mackie is confident that these products will move quickly all year long.
- Cereal Bars
- Pancake Mix
- Salt & Pepper
- Sweet Spices – cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice
- Savory Spices – garlic, basil, parsley
- Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
- They do give out coffee. Instant coffee, K-cups, and ground coffee are all appreciated. They ask that people don’t donate whole beans.
Most Needed Items for This Month
- Canned pasta sauce
- Canned fruit in juice
Just a Few Reminders
- Due to food safety, we ask that you do not donate food items that are unsealed, loose items without ingredients listed, or glass containers.
- Please make an effort not to donate food that’s past its “use-by” or “sell-by” date. We are committed to serving our families the most nutritious and delicious food that we can in an atmosphere of dignity and respect,
While plastic bags are OK for the donations, it is a lot easier for our collecting and transferring the food when we arrive at CORA if you use PAPER bags (which are a renewable resource), rather than plastic bags (which are not recyclable). The contents often fall out of plastic bags, making the handling of large volumes of food more difficult. If plastic bags are easier for you, feel free to use them for your donations. CORA likes to have a supply of plastic bags on hand for people who come for the donated food, so please do donate those empty plastic bags you do not need.