Food Assistance

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Chatham County Food Pantries

Providers serve all Chatham County residents unless otherwise stated.

To download a copy of this list, click HERE.

If you know of a group located in Chatham that is not on the list below, please contact Mike Zelek at or 919-545-8466.


Chatham County Council on Aging


Siler City – (919) 742-3975
Barbara Woody

Pittsboro – (919) 542-4512
Susan Hardy

Address: 112 Village Lake Rd, Siler City, NC, 27344                           
              365 NC-87, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Hours: M-F 8am – 5pm

Eligibility: Chatham residents age 60+

Limits: 1 visit/month

Chatham Outreach Alliance, Inc. (CORA)

Contact: (919) 542-5020 

Visit for information on summer food program, SNACK!

Address: 40 Camp Dr. Pittsboro, NC 27312

Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm and every other Saturday 10am - noon (excluding state holidays)

Limits: Families receive a week’s worth of groceries at each visit and can visit CORA six times annually. These weekly food allotments are selected to provide 21 nutritious meals for each family member.  When families have chronic food needs beyond six visits, CORA makes sure they receive the support they need.

Languages: English, Spanish

Emmanuel Fellowship COGIC

Contact: (919) 742-4899

Address: 336 Alston Bridge Rd, Siler City, NC 27344

Hours: Wednesdays 6 – 8pm or by appointment

Haw River Baptist Church

Contact: (919) 542-2214

Address: 1099 Mount Gilead Church Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Hours: 2nd Saturday of every month 9am – 12pm

Eligibility: All who are in need and families that meet food stamp eligibility criteria

Moncure Baptist Church

Contact: (919) 542-4990

Address: 75 Davenport St, Moncure, NC 27559

Hours: Sunday 9am – 12:30pm or as arranged with John Howard (email provided)

Salvation Army


Siler City – (919) 663-0443

Pittsboro – (919) 542-1593

Address: 909 Alston Bridge Rd, Siler City, NC 27344

               200 Sanford Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Hours: Friday by appointment only

            Tuesday/Thursday 9am-12pm

Call the Salvation Army office to arrange for a date and time.

Eligibility: For emergency assistance, clients will be asked to provide:

  • Driver’s license or picture ID card
  • Social Security card for client and/or household members
  • Proof of household income
  • Original bill

St. Julia Catholic Church

Contact: (919) 742-5584

Address: 210 Harold Hart Rd, Siler City, NC 27344

Hours: Sign up: 2nd Wednesday 9:30-11:30am
           Pick up: 3rd/4th Wednesday 9:30-11:30am

Take and Eat Food Pantry

Contact: (919) 533-9330

Address: 11098 US 15 501 N Chapel Hill, NC  27517

Hours: 1st, 3rd, 4th Tuesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm
           2nd Tuesday 10:00am – 11:00am

Eligibility: Clients must be residents of the Northwood High School attendance area. Those outside of service area can be assisted on a one-time basis. You need to provide proof of address for all adults and children residing in the household every six months.

- Something current with name and street address (school records, medical bills, apartment lease, utility bill, Medicaid card, etc)

Limits: Serving order may be determined by a lottery system 30 minutes before distribution.

Each household is able to receive food 12 times per calendar year (six visits from Jan-June and six visits from July-Dec). May visit 2x/month but cannot exceed the six total visits per six-month period.

West Chatham Food Pantry

Contact: (919) 742-3111

Address: 126 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344

Hours: Monday 4:30 – 6pm
           Wednesday & Friday 12:30 – 2pm