Collection Amounts 2011 - 2021

Photo Credit: Vickie Shea
East Camden Coordinator

Our Grand Totals
May 2011 through April 2021
Total Weight = 245,011 pounds = 122.5 tons
Total funds = $93,616

We want to share additional information about the generosity of our Fearrington community. Since April 2021, CORA has received $1,226 just in online donations through our PORCH donation link, for a grand total of $30,844 in online donations since March 17, 2020 when the pandemic social-distancing began (and they keep coming).  

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

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

Largest Monthly Food Collections Since May 2011
May 2019 is the Largest Monthly Check Donation Amount Since May 2011 

November 2019       3,867 Pounds
November 2015       3,585 pounds
December 2017       3,449 pounds
Total Measures and Values May 2011 - April 2021
Table Footnotes: Food donations to 501(c)3 registered food banks (such as CORA) are tax-deductible; donated food is valued at $1.78 per pound. According to the June 2017 “Feeding America Product Valuation Study, KPMG, Audited,” the average wholesale value of these groceries is $1.78 per pound.
  1. The average weight of one bag of donated food in our collections is = 8 pounds, producing an estimated AVERAGE value of $14.25 per bag (8 x $1.78). NOTE that in our community collections, we weigh each bag during the delivery at the CORA Food Bank and we do not count the bags. The bag equivalency value is cited here for the convenience of donors and for comparison with those communities that document their collections by bag count. Our residents pack their own bags, which we then collect; therefore, the weights can range from a few pounds to over 15 pounds, with the documented average being 8 pounds. In larger communities, donated bags of food are taken to a central location, where the content is sorted and re-bagged. The weight of bags in those “processed” collections is higher and can be typically 12 or more pounds per bag.
  2. Total weight delivered 8 pounds (the average weight of each bag).
  3. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines define a meal as 1.2 pounds of food. “What We Eat in America (WWEIA)” 2017.