You must be a legal resident of Chatham County. (Your physical address must be in Chatham County.)
You must also have a written referral from a
social services agency (federal, state, local, or volunteer) or church pastor.
Our referral system is intended to encourage
food recipients to connect with appropriate private and public programs that
can help alleviate the causes of the problem that is creating their short-term
need for emergency assistance.
Food Pantry is not equipped or qualified to help people with their basic social
However, we do seek to assure
that no one in Chatham County has to go hungry while they work out strategies
for regaining self-sufficiency.
How Much Food
The CORA Food Pantry will provision eligible families and individuals with
enough food for three (3) meals per day for one week per distribution. Each
family or individual is eligible to receive this provisioning up to
times per 12-month period.
Kinds of Food
CORA provides dry goods, canned goods, and other foods that are easy to store
long term. This constitutes the bulk of available foodstuffs. There are often
also frozen foods, dairy foods, eggs, and produce available.
We pay particular attention to the
nutritional balance of foods distributed.
First obtain a referral from a qualified referring agency, such as Dept. of
Social Services or similar agency.
call us to schedule a time for us to serve you. If you come without an appointment, you may have to wait for an
extended period of time until we can fit you in.
The CORA Food Pantry is located at 40 Camp Drive near the
Chatham County Dept. of Social Services (DSS) in Pittsboro,
and across the circle from the new Pittsboro Library on the
Chatham County Community College. (CCCC)
Monday to Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm
(except state holidays)
CORA receives food from the USDA TEFAP
program (The Emergency Food Assistance Program). USDA is an
equal opportunity provider and employer.
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