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Celebrating 35 Years of CORA!

Posted on: July 9, 2024

For 35 years, CORA has been assisting families in need in Chatham County, tirelessly working to combat food insecurity and build a stronger, healthier community. As we recognize this significant milestone, we reflect on our journey, celebrate our achievements, and express our heartfelt gratitude to the donors, volunteers, and community members who have made this possible.


A Legacy of Compassion


From our humble beginnings in 1989, CORA has grown into a cornerstone of support for countless families, children, and seniors facing food insecurity. Our mission has always been clear: to provide nutritious food and support to those in need, fostering a community where no one has to worry about where their next meal will come from.


Over the years, we have expanded our programs and services, adapting to the evolving needs of our community. From our food pantry to our summer meals program for children, and our partnerships with local organizations, we have continuously strived to ensure that everyone in Chatham County has access to safe, nutritious, and culturally relevant food.


The Power of Community Support


Our journey would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our generous donors and the broader community. Your contributions have enabled us to purchase healthy food, maintain our facilities, and expand our outreach programs. Every donation, whether big or small, has made a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve.


We also want to extend our deepest gratitude to our dedicated volunteers. Your time, energy, and compassion have been instrumental in helping us achieve our mission. From sorting food donations to assisting clients at our pantry, your efforts have touched the lives of many and have been a driving force behind our success.


Building a Brighter Future Together


As we celebrate this milestone, we are reminded of the powerful impact that a united community can have. Together, we have provided more than just food; we have offered hope, dignity, and a sense of belonging to those in need.


Looking ahead, we are committed to continuing our work with renewed vigor and determination. We will persist in our efforts to address food insecurity, advocate for equitable access to nutritious food, and build a community where everyone can thrive.


Join Us in Our Mission


We invite you to join us in celebrating 35 years of service and to continue supporting our mission. Whether through donations, volunteering, or simply spreading the word about our work, every action counts. Together, we can create a future where no one in Chatham County goes hungry.


Thank you for being part of the CORA family. Here’s to many more years of compassion, community, and building a community without hunger.