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.
Goodbye Pittsboro Ford -- A Former Community Business Partner
After five years of partnership with PITTSBORO FORD, who provided the free use of a cargo van or pick-up for our monthly community collections and deliveries to CORA, we learned in February 2018 that the business has been acquired by Crossroads Ford, based in Wake Forest, NC. The business will now be operated under their name as CrossRoads Ford of Pittsboro.
We deeply valued Pittsboro Ford's generosity and their steadfast commitment to CORA's work in meeting the food needs of so many in Chatham County. Such community partnerships are a crucial part of the shared community core values that make this area such a great place to live. Thank you, Pittsboro FORD!