CORA purchases foods with lower salt, fat and sugar content when available, and encourages food donors to do the same: fruit in natural juice, whole grain breads and pastas, low sugar cereals, high fiber choices like brown rice, oatmeal, and a variety of beans.
CORA has our own garden and local community farmers donate fresh produce and farm fresh eggs. Grocery stores donate fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins throughout the year. Moreover, CORA is involved in cooperative relationships with local farmers, Farmer Foodshare, the Society of St. Andrews, and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, receiving more than 200,000 pounds of fresh produce each year.
Below are a few recipes that use food staples that we distribute at the Pantry.
A healthy eating routine is important at every stage of life and can have positive effects that add up over time. It’s important to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy and fortified soy alternatives. When deciding what to eat or drink, choose options that are full of nutrients. Make every bite count.