CORA Food Pantry -- A Community Partner
CHATHAM OUTREACH ALLIANCEChatham OutReach Alliance, Inc. (CORA) operates the largest food pantry in Chatham County, NC. PORCH Fearrington is CORA’s largest single contributor of community-donated food. The pantry is located in the Town of Pittsboro, which is the County seat. Chatham is a large, mostly rural county (709 square miles) just west of the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Research Triangle area and just east of the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem Triad area. In spite of its proximity to affluent cities and developments, the economy in Chatham lags far behind its neighbors, unemployment is high, and jobs are scarce. CORA's mission is to provide for the basic food needs of the county's food-insecure citizens while they work their way toward self-sufficiency.