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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, SNACK!  served 1,100 children and nearly 250,000 meals.

Please get in touch with us at or 919-368-0278 for more information.

How SNACK! Works


Please check back in the spring for SNACK 2023 registration.

Food Distribution

2022 Distribution Sites

We will provide two weeks’ worth of food at each distribution. We will distribute food during the following weeks: June 13th, June 27th, July 11th, July 25th, and August 8th.

The sites in green offer choice shopping, all of the others use the drive-through, pre-packaged food model.

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, local churches, and youth centers.

Become a SNACK! Champion

The cost of SNACK! for one child is $17.50 each week. Your donation of $175 will sponsor a child participating in the SNACK! program for the entire summer. You can make a one-time gift or give $15 each month.

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