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December 2020 Collection Weight Was 3,260Pounds
The 7-year total of weights and measures of the value of annual collections are listed in a table on this page.
 
Thank you for your continued level of extraordinary generosity.

As part of this month's collection, neighbors also include envelopes containing a total of $1,835 in checks, which we delivered to CORA, and an additional $4,045 in online donations were also contributed to CORA as part of this month's neighborhood collection. In addition to the contributed food weight, the total amount of cash donations by residents this month was $5,880.

Fearrington Village residents have contributed a total of $24,243 via direct online donations to CORA since the pandemic began) and many other residents have also mailed their own checks directly to CORA.  

Thank you so much for your help in spreading the word about CORA's need.


In October 2019, we surpassed the 200,000 pounds (100 tons) milestone since our inception in 2011!


Since the PORCH model began in Chapel Hill 10 years ago, PORCH communities have collected the equivalent of $4.3 million. PORCH Communities are really making a difference!

In April 2016, we exceeded the first 100,000-pound milestone since beginning the program! 

Next Community Pick-Up & Delivery Date to CORA is 

January 25, 2021

We're continuing the usual neighborhood collection patterns again for January 2021. Neighborhood Coordinators will distribute more specific information for food donations.
CORA is still are collecting holiday foods but here is their most needed list for December.
  • granola or cereal bars
  • canned peaches
  • rice
  • spam
  • maseca
  • baked beans
CORA also needs cash more than ever in these difficult times when closures will lead to a much larger than usual client base.  If you would also like to make a cash donation to CORA, you can safely and conveniently do so by using this secure linkYour donation will go directly to CORA and you will receive an immediate receipt in reply (or you can request that one be sent to you in the mail if you prefer).
If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to CORA and send it to:
CORA
PO Box 1326
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(If you note “Fearrington PORCH” in the memo space on your check, they will know it came from us.) 

CORA Gives Thanks to Donors


See the Posted 2021 Collection Dates.

May 2020 was the 9th Anniversary of the Founding of PORCH Fearrington.
Since May 2011, we have collected and delivered 233,920 pounds (115.3 tonsand remain CORA's largest single contributor of residentially donated food. 

PORCH (People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill Carrboro Homesis a concept started by three women in Chapel Hill, NC in 2009 as a way to facilitate contributions to local food banks. The concept is a simple one; participants leave food on their porches once a month, and neighborhood coordinators pick it up. Organizers collect the food from the neighborhood coordinators and deliver it to a local food bank. The organization has been growing and was featured in a November 2010 issue of Redbook magazine. Chapters now exist throughout the Triangle and as far away as California. You can check out their website at https://porchcommunities.org/.



A short video on the history of the national PORCH program, which began in Orange County, North Carolina:

YouTube Video

We owe a big thank you to our 2020 collectors and the drivers/loaders who each collected portions of the food contributions to CORA: Phyllis and Matt Alexander, Jess Fearrington, Jon Darling, Ken Indyk, Ray Essington, David and Vicki Field, and Hilary Murray. Travus and Reggie on the CORA truck have been great too.
Note our CORA Donation Guidelines page.


PORCH-Fearrington was organized by the Fearrington Havurah, a Jewish sponsored social, cultural and educational organization open to all residents of the Fearrington Community and Galloway Ridge.

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