In July 1989, Chatham Outreach Alliance (CORA) provided food to its first family, two adults, and four children. Thirty-four years later, we now distribute more than 1 million meals to families across Chatham County. If you would like to learn more about the history of CORA, please download our booklet HERE.
CORA is a nonprofit organization that serves residents facing food insecurity. Our ultimate goal at CORA is to build a community without hunger by collecting and purchasing healthy food for distribution through our food pantry, related programs, and network of local partners.
CORA is a place of hope, compassion, and dignity for many in our community, where there is always an empathetic ear, a supportive smile, and nutritious food to help meet their needs. CORA serves a diverse community; families, students, and older adults – many of whom thought they would never have to seek food assistance. CORA is committed to addressing hunger and food insecurity at the local level while establishing new partnerships across our community to ensure that everyone has access to nutritious food.
CORA serves residents who need food. CORA is open Monday through Thursday between 10 am – 2 pm for choice shopping and on Friday between 10 am – 12 pm for drive-through food distribution. Families are allowed two visits per month. If food is needed beyond the two visits, please come to CORA, and we will assist you.