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Help us create a community without hunger

Donate Food

This Month’s Most Needed Items:

  • pasta
  • 1-2 lb rice
  • canned fruit in juice
  • cooking oil in plastic containers
  • spices

More than 50% of the food CORA distributes to hungry families is donated! This source of food is VERY IMPORTANT to us! To make sure your donation of food does the most good, keep the following guidelines in mind.


CORA accepts donations of shelf-stable foods — canned fruit/vegetables, boxed cereals, rice, pasta, baking mix and shelf-stable specialty items (drink mix, coffee, tea, pancake mix, condiments, herbs and spices, ethnic foods, other pantry staples, etc.). We also accept paper products – especially bathroom tissue and paper towels – and personal hygiene items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, disposable razors, etc.


Just a few reminders.

  • Due to food safety, we ask that you do not donate food items that are unsealed, loose items without ingredients listed, or glass containers.
  • Please make an effort not to donate food that’s past its “use-by” or “sell-by” date. We are committed to serving our families the most nutritious and delicious food that we can in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Other Ways to Donate Food

Locally Grown Food

We also accept locally grown produce and eggs from individuals, farms and community gardens. If you have never donated fresh food to CORA before, please contact Mackie Hunter at Mackie@corafoodpantry.org before bringing in your donation.

Frozen Meats

We accept frozen meats (beef, chicken, pork, turkey) that are commercially packaged by a USDA approved facility. This includes any meats you would purchase at a commercial grocery store.

Food Drives

If you would like to hold a food drive at your place of work, school, neighborhood, church, sports or social club, please download the Food Drive Packet.


Just a few reminders.

  • Due to food safety, we ask that you do not donate food items that are unsealed, loose items without ingredients listed, or glass containers.
  • Please make an effort not to donate food that’s past its “use-by” or “sell-by” date. We are committed to serving our families the most nutritious and delicious food that we can in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
PORCH

PORCH began in Chapel Hill and has now spread across the country! PORCH is a volunteer-based, grassroots hunger-relief organization. We collect food and cash donations through monthly neighborhood food drives and then distribute food to hundreds of at-risk families in our communities. You can learn more about PORCH Chatham here, www.porchcommunities.org/chatham, or contact Rebecca Hankins at rebecca@corafoodpantry.org.