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Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Chatham County

NEED FOOD SUPPORT?

Below is a list of CORA’s programs.

  • Food Pantry – CORA serves individuals within our community who need food through our choice food pantry. CORA is open Monday through Thursday for choice shopping from 10 am to 2 pm. We are open Friday and the third Saturday of each month between 10 am and 12 pm for drive-through service. We also have a satellite pantry at Freedom Family Church located at 421 N. Holly Avenue in Siler City. Food distribution is on the second Saturday of each month from 10 am – 12 pm.
  • Mobile Market – We currently distribute food via a drive-through model. Families stay in their cars, and pre-packed groceries are placed in their vehicles. There are assorted options like the Pantry, including local fresh produce, meats, dairy, bakery items, and shelf-stable staples.
  • SNACK! – This program distributes food to more than 1,300 kids who depend upon free or reduced-cost meals at school during the school year but have little or no replacement for this nutrition when school is not in session. SNACK! provides each participating child with 21 healthy meals each week from mid-June through mid-August.
  • CORApacks – Each student receives food on weekends and during school breaks when school is not in session from September through June. Each child receives a monthly food box from this program, delivered to their home, and contains three meals and two snacks daily for when a child is not in school.
  • Delivery to Older Adults – We deliver food to home-bound older adults in our community.

Please note the following in-take process for new families. You DO NOT need a referral from DSS or any other agency. Please know that all information is self-reported, we don’t ask people to prove anything they tell us.  And if you wish not to answer, we are fine with that as well.


When a new family comes to CORA, we ask for the following information:

  • Name
  • Basic contact information: address, phone number, email address
  • Birthdate
  • Gender, race/ethnicity
  • Dietary restrictions/food allergies
  • And we do ask about monthly income and if the family receives food stamps to determine eligibility for federal programs.

We also ask about other members of the household:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender, ethnicity
  • Their relationship to the “head of household”

Once a family answers this information, they receive a CORA card that they will show each time they come to the Pantry so that we can record visits for reporting purposes. All of this information is kept confidential in a database and we use statistical information for reports to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC and many grant applications. If you have any questions, please contact Kristine at Kristine@corafoodpantry.org.



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How Does it Work?

Who We Serve

CORA serves any  resident who needs food through our programs.

How Much Food

Families receive a week’s worth of groceries or enough food to provide 21 meals per family member at each visit. Families can visit CORA twice a month.

Kinds of Food

Our community members have various options when choosing their groceries, from local fresh produce, meats, dairy, bakery items, shelf-stable staples, to personal hygiene items. CORA believes when families choose their own foods, it creates an atmosphere of dignity and builds a sense of community between staff, volunteers, and those we serve.

Obtaining Food

CORA serves individuals within our community who need food through our choice food pantry. CORA is open Monday through Thursday for choice shopping from 10 am to 2 pm. We are open Friday and the third Saturday of each month between 10 am and 12 pm for drive-through service. CORA’s pantry is set up like a grocery store for choice shopping, and community members choose the food that matches their preferences and needs. Families are allowed two visits per month. If food is needed beyond the two visits, please come to CORA, and we will assist you.

Location

CORA is located at 40 Camp Drive in Pittsboro NC near the Chatham County Dept. of Social Services (DSS) in Pittsboro, and across the circle from the new Pittsboro Library on the Central Carolina Community College campus (CCCC).



CORA receives food from the USDA TEFAP program (The Emergency Food Assistance Program). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  CORA is an equal opportunity provider.