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Fighting Food Insecurity in Chatham County

The SNACK! Program

Summer Nutritional Assistance for Chatham Kids

In Chatham County 50% of public school children receive free or low-cost meals through the federal school lunch program because their household income is at or near the poverty level. More than 4,450 school children in Chatham County will not have adequate replacements for these meals during the summer in 2021.

SNACK!’s goal is to increase the accessibility of nutritious meals throughout the summer to children facing food insecurity in Chatham County. SNACK! provides each participating child with 21 nutritious meals each week mid-June through mid-August. We provided 127,500 meals to 1,106 children in 2021.

If you would like to participate in this program, please check back in spring 2022.

How SNACK! Works


Check back in Spring 2022 for information on SNACK! Summer 2022.

Food Distribution

2022 Distribution Sites

Check back in Spring 2022 for information on SNACK! Summer 2022.

The Food

Children will get enough food for 21 nutritionally balanced meals each week during summer break. This includes fresh local produce, shelf-stable foods, and proteins.

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, local churches, and youth centers.

Become a SNACK! Champion

The cost of the SNACK! program for one week for one child is only $15! Won’t you help by sponsoring one or more of these deserving children during the summer? You can sponsor a SNACK! child for the entire summer with a donation of $150. You can make a one-time gift or give $13 monthly.

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