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Food for a Family of Two?

Posted on: October 11, 2022

Yesterday, CORA learned that one of our community members was disappointed with the food they received while getting assistance from our organization. This was saddening, and we are reaching out to the individual to get more feedback. We did want to share with you what a family of two receives at each visit, and they can come twice a month.


  • A family of two visiting CORA today – or any day – would get a bag of shelf-stable groceries (to include canned fruit, canned vegetables, pasta sauce, pasta, cereal or oatmeal, etc.)
  • Each family also receives milk, eggs, fresh produce, meat, bakery items, bread, and often extra bags of produce.
  • CORA also provides a “choice table” selection which today includes fresh salad greens, herbs, corn, peppers, peanut butter, masa, vegetable and olive oil, avocados, watermelon, etc.


In addition to the above, CORA distributes commodity foods through the federal nutrition programs TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) and CSFP (CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program) once a month.


At CORA, the numbers have continued to grow since the pandemic began in 2020, and we anticipate this holiday season to be the busiest in our history. We currently feed over 4,000 family members each month through our various programs, and we strive to provide an abundance of healthy food each and every time. If you would like to help, please donate at, drop off food donations at 40 Camp Drive in Pittsboro Monday through Friday between 9 am -3 pm, or visit our website to learn about volunteer opportunities at


CORA envisions a healthy, strong, and connected community where all people have equitable access to abundant, safe, nutritious, and culturally relevant food. And we believe we can accomplish this together. If you have any questions, please email CORA’s Executive Director, Melissa Driver Beard, at