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Opportunities

*COVID-19 Opportunities Update** 

Following the July 27 guidance from the CDC, the CORA staff will return to wearing masks indoors and we ask that all volunteers, even fully vaccinated individuals, please wear a face covering as well. We’re all in this together and we thank you for joining us in the effort to keep our community healthy and safe. 

We ask that everyone continue to practice the THREE W’s:

  •   WASH Your Hands routinely 
  •   WATCH Your Distance by staying 6 feet apart from others; and 
  •   WEAR A Mask when interacting with others

We believe these practices are a good idea regardless of vaccination status and will continue to help us protect those around us.  We strongly recommend adhering to the THREE W’s, especially wearing a mask, if you are working or volunteering in a client-facing role.  


We recommend that staff and volunteers who participate in the Retail Recovery Program wear masks and use social distancing when they pick up from assigned retail stores. Additionally, regardless of CORA’s policies, you must follow each retailer’s mask policy. 

Our goal, as it has been throughout this pandemic, is to keep all of you, our staff, and our volunteers safe and healthy. We will continue monitoring guidance and vaccine rates and continue to make changes as necessary.  


Client Services Food Prep and Distribution 

We are currently serving our clients and distributing food curbside, outside of the Pantry. We need help putting together produce and bakery items to distribute to clients directly to their car. We require face coverings to be worn by staff, volunteers and clients at all times.

Sorting and Stocking

If organization and a bit of a workout sound like a great way to spend the morning or afternoon, sorting and stocking is for you. There will be limited contact with others to receive food donations from grocery stores, farmers and other individuals’ donations. Volunteers accept donations, stock similar items together and maintain a clean and safe environment.

Packing Grocery Bags

We need lots of helping hands to pack bags full of shelf-stable foods like soup, cereal, pasta and canned vegetables. We practice social distancing and there will be limited contact with other packers.

Intake Assistance

Detail-oriented helpers are needed to gather information from our families to be added to our new Pantry database. We have tables set up outside to ensure social distancing but there will still be limited contact with clients. Good computer skills are necessary.

Retail Recovery

Through the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, CORA has established relationships with select grocers and local restaurants to receive food that is close to its retail lifespan but is still in great condition and safe for families. Recovery Experts visit a pre-determined location and shuttle food from grocery stores or restaurants to CORA.


CORA’s mission is tied to our community.  Our volunteers represent friends and neighbors helping each other in times of difficulty. Here are some of our current volunteer opportunities that help us fulfill our mission. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Meredith Katibah at Meredith@corafoodpantry.org or 919-542-5020.


Family Service Volunteer

Come help families shop and meal plan for the week.  Provide guidance and friendship to those looking for healthy, nutritious food when resources are scarce.  Family Service Volunteers are the front line in providing support and hope for those visiting for help. and sign up for two-hour shifts. Monday through Friday, 10:00am to noon, and noon to 2:00pm.

Stocking and Warehouse Assistance

If organization and a bit of a workout sound like a great way to spend the morning or afternoon, we have opportunities for you.   Food arrives at the pantry needing to be organized and shelved.  Monday through Friday, 9:00am to noon, and noon to 3:00pm.

Retail Recovery Specialist

Through the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, CORA has established relationships with select grocers to receive food that is close to its retail life, but is still in great condition and safe for families.   Recovery Experts visit a pre-determined location and shuttle food from grocery stores or restaurants to CORA.

Family Liaison

If you enjoy people, are detailed, and would enjoy providing a warm, welcoming, and informative experience for visiting families, this opportunity is for you.  Those who are bilingual – fluent in both English and Spanish would be an asset.

Nutrition Team Member

Do you have a nutrition background or a desire to create great tasting, healthy items on a budget?  If so, we would love to meet you.  This is a flexible position, with at-home assignments available.

Admin Team Member

CORA has a need for those with computer, customer service, or phone skills.  If this sounds like something you would enjoy, we would love to introduce you to our list of projects.

Clean Team

Are you neat, tidy, and orderly?  We have been looking for you.  Shifts to keep our pantry in order are available daily, Monday through Friday.  This schedule is flexible.

Events Ambassador

CORA hosts many community events throughout the year, and we are always looking for fresh faces and familiar ones to help us successfully provide a fantastic experience for the community. If you have occasional availability, or would like to experience CORA as a group or one time activity, this may be for you!


We invite all who are interested in providing community food support to visit for a Pantry tour and orientation which are held every Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. Please contact meredith@corafoodpantry.org for more details.

CORA Garden

CORA has its own garden that provides fresh produce to the Pantry. If you have a green thumb and enjoy working outdoors, this is the perfect role for you.