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How You Can Help – Make a Year End Gift

Posted on: December 1, 2023

This year has had its share of successes, but it has also brought many challenges. Many people in Chatham County are struggling with economic instability, as well as the rising cost of living and hunger. Unfortunately, the number of requests for assistance is still higher than the rate at which we are receiving donations of food and funding.


As you consider your end‐of‐year gifts, I hope you will make a tax-deductible donation to CORA. Your gift will make a real difference for children, families, and seniors in our community who are facing hardships and experiencing hunger. Please give now to help us continue our work of building a community without hunger.


CORA is a nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of the community to provide food to those facing hunger in our community.




Financial – Make a gift to CORA! More than 11% of those living in Chatham County are food insecure, meaning they aren’t sure where their next meal will come from. Your gift will make a significant impact on your neighbors in need.

  • Online Donations: Make a one-time gift or set up a monthly donation.
  • Check: Mail a check to CORA to PO Box 1326, Pittsboro, NC, 27312.
  • Donor-Advised Funds: If you have a DAF and want to make a transformational impact at CORA, we recommend making a grant to make a difference.
  • Planned Giving: Will, Trust, Life Insurance Policy, or Retirement Account? By including CORA in your financial and estate plans, you can help ensure that we will continue to build a community without hunger.
  • Qualified Charitable Distribution: If you are 70½ years old, donations from your IRA to CORA reduce your taxable income and can help meet a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) if you have one.
  • Stocks or Securities: By donating appreciated assets, you can save on two types of taxes, avoiding capital gains tax and often getting a full deduction for the value of your gift. CORA accepts gifts of stocks and securities through Blake Stewart at Edward Jones. For information on how to make a gift, please call Blake at 919-542-3020.


Food – Here are items that we always need at the pantry.

  • Cereal
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Soup
  • Tuna
  • Canned Chicken


Volunteer- We would not be able to fulfill our mission without the time and dedication of our extraordinary volunteers! CORA’s volunteer opportunities include sorting food, stocking shelves, and helping families.


View opportunities to help HERE.


Spread the Word – Use your voice for good! Invite a friend to volunteer with you, organize a food drive with your coworkers, or simply forward this email to a family member. Ending hunger starts with you!