Site Last Updated: April 27, 2021

April 2021 Collection Weight Was 2,434 Pounds
Our Highest March Collection Weight
Our ongoing 10-year impact report documenting the cumulative total of monthly weights and measures and the value of annual collections is located in a table on the Collection Amounts page.
Thank you for your continued level of extraordinary generosity.

Fearrington residents can also safely make a cash donation by using this button. 100% of your donation goes directly to CORA.

As part of this month's collection, neighbors also included envelopes containing a total of $1,490 in checks, which we delivered to CORA, and an additional $1,226 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 $2,716.

Fearrington Village residents have contributed a total of $30,844 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.

Consider adding items for CORA's May SNACK drive to your May PORCH Fearrington Donation, and we'll deliver your SNACK donation for you as part of our May monthly community collection!

CORA’s SNACK! (Summer Nutritional Assistance for Chatham Kids) program distributes food to more than 1,500 kids who depend upon free or reduced cost meals at school during the school year, but who have little or no replacement for this nutrition when school is not in session. SNACK!’s goal is to increase the accessibility of nutritious meals throughout the summer to children facing food insecurity in Chatham County.   SNACK! provides each participating child with 21 nutritious meals each week mid-June through mid-August.

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 

May 24, 2021

We're continuing the usual neighborhood collection patterns again for May 2021. Neighborhood Coordinators will distribute more specific information for food donations.
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:
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 245,011 pounds (122.5 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 April 2021 collectors and the drivers/loaders who each collected portions of the food contributions to CORA: Phyllis and Matt Alexander, Jon Darling, Jesse Fearrington, and David and Vicki Field. Reggie and Meredith 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.