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Posted 5/22/20

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CORA hosting Mobile Market in Siler City

SILER CITY — CORA will hit the road and deliver food to food hungry residents on the western side of Chatham County through their Mobile Market. All Chatham residents who are facing hunger and need food are welcome to this event. The Market will take place at Technology Way from 10 am to 12 pm On May 26th. CORA will distribute shelf-stable foods such as tuna, cereal, pasta, and rice. In addition, thanks to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, they will also be able to share dairy, produce, and protein. Last month CORA served over 750 individuals facing hunger in just two and a half hours.

CORA launched the Mobile Market in October of 2019 as part of a partnership with UNC Health Systems and Chatham Hospital to expand their footprint to in the western part of Chatham County. Over half of the families CORA serves live west of CORA in Siler City, Bonlee, Bennett, Goldston, and Silk Hope. For many of these families, the lack of affordable transportation is an obstacle that cannot be overcome despite their need for our services.

For more information please visit or contact Rebecca Hankins at 919-491-5896.

CCL hosts virtual author event with Donna Miller

Local resident and author Donna Miller will read from her book “Mad Random: Claiming Life Out of Chaos,” in a virtual event at 1 p.m. on June 18.

Mad Random details the journey of adopting and parenting a child with serious emotional difficulties, including Miller’s experiences with schools, the mental health community, family and friends.

Miller will address themes raised in her book about living outside of acceptance and comfort while weaving together the concepts of isolation in parenting and in taking on difficult care-giving roles, together with the “new normal” of continuing isolation.

To register for this event and to receive the online meeting ID please email Rita Van Duinen at


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