CORA is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10 am – 1 pm to families in need of food. Families are allowed two visits per month. If food is needed beyond the two visits, please come to CORA and we will assist you.
Mobile Market is the second Tuesday of the month from 4-6 pm at 326 Nature Trail, Chapel Hill, NC, and the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 am – 12 pm at Technology Way in Siler City, NC. Families stay in their car, and pre-packed groceries are placed in their vehicle.
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 local resident who needs food through our programs.
As a temporary measure, as we navigate building renovations, the client intake process is conducted outside, and clients receive their groceries curbside in a drive-through manner. 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.
Due to building renovations, we provide food curbside, and you do not need to make an appointment. We are open Monday through Thursday between 10 am – 1 pm.
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.