Below is a list of CORA’s programs.
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:
We also ask about other members of the 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 Evengeline at Evangeline@corafoodpantry.org.
CORA serves any resident who needs food through our programs.
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.
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.
CORA serves individuals within our community who need food through our choice food pantry. We are open five days a week, Monday through Thursday, from 10 am to 2 pm for choice shopping and Friday between 10 am – 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.
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).