Happy New Year! We had fantastic year in 2017! We donated over 20,000 pounds of food and over $650 to the local CORA food pantry. We are currently updating our website. In the mean time, here is a post of the most needed items for the CORA food pantry, and a table of our 2018 BRIAR CHAPEL PORCH (BC PORCH) pickup dates. CORA also welcomes donations of fresh fruit, vegetables and spices.
BC PORCH is conducted on the 3rd Friday of every month, with the exception of December this year. December BC PORCH will occur on the 2nd Friday of the month. We also collect items for the local animal shelter three times per year (*see POOCH dates). In addition, BC PORCH supports some of our other neighborhood drives. In 2017, we donated school supplies to the local middle school in August. In December, we helped collect books for the Briar Chapel Chatham Reads campaign that is sponsored by the Chatham Education Foundation. We also conducted two storytelling events to “give back” to our wonderful neighbors. Dr. Brian Sturm and the UNC Story Squad volunteered their time for the storytelling events. Breakaway Cafe allowed us to use their restaurant space for one of the those events. Thanks to all for helping to reduce hunger for some of our less fortunate Chatham County residents! BC PORCH will achieve even more in 2018!
We appreciate any size donation. Please place your donation bag on the bottom steps of your front porch. A neighbor will pick it up for delivery to the food pantry. Please no glass containers.