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Fighting Food Insecurity in Chatham County

The SNACK! Program

SNACK! (Summer Nutritional Assistance for Chatham Kids)

Summer is often the hungriest time of year for families with children. CORA’s SNACK! Program aims to increase the accessibility of nutritious meals throughout the summer to children facing food insecurity in Chatham County. Over 4,600 children in our community rely upon free or low-cost meals at school that may go hungry this summer.

SNACK! distributes free groceries to children and their families at sites across Chatham County from mid-June to mid-August. The program provides enough food for 21 meals each week for every child enrolled in this program. The food options include fresh produce, milk, and nutrient-dense shelf-stable staples. Last summer, we served 1,327 children with more than 186,000 pounds of food.

Please get in touch with us at or 919-704-7055 for more information.


Registration is now open! Register Here.

Food Distribution

2024 Distribution Sites

The Food

SNACK! provides each participating child with 21 nutritious free meals each week from mid-June through mid-August. Groceries will include fruits, vegetables, protein, cereal, beans, grains, and snacks.

Our Partners

CORA Food Pantry oversees the management and coordination of the SNACK! program. CORA collaborates with the Chatham County School System, the Department of Social Services, and a variety of nonprofit and governmental agency partners who promote and market the program to encourage enrollment. We also work with local organizations to facilitate the distribution of food. This year these partners will include Pittsboro Kiwanis, Chatham Trades, local churches, and youth centers.

Become a SNACK! Champion

The cost of SNACK! for one child is $20 each week. Your donation of $200 will sponsor a child participating in the SNACK! program for the entire summer. You can make a one-time gift or give $17 each month.

For more information on being a SNACK! Champion, please contact Rebecca Hankins at 919-542-5020 or