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Triangle's Largest Food Pantry 

In 2015 CPO served 9,600 people a month on average with:

1,900 volunteers and 4 paid staff.

We distributed 2.5 Million pounds of groceries to residents of Wake, Franklin,
and Johnston counties.

CPO, a Catholic Charities program, is celebrating 39 years of serving the triangle community! We provide emergency food assistance and, when possible, small children's clothing and baby items, such as formula and diapers.


Photo of Blue Lightning Bluegrass band

Join us on Saturday, April 30th, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Blue Lightening (photo below) will be performing bluegrass this year! For information about the Pig Pickin', click here.

We are profoundly grateful for our sponsors:

Chefs: Sacred Heart Cathedral Knights of Columbus
Blue Lightning Bluegrass

Crown Roast Sponsors, $500 to $1,000:
Andy Pinario, C.P.A.
In Honor of Mr. & Mrs. E. J. Meyer
Fr. Charles Mulholland, Knights of Columbus Apex

Medallion of Loin Sponsors, $250:
Jeff & Emily Vista
Mary & Gregory Hobbs
Mazza Panagakos Family

St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus
St. Luke Knights of Columbus
St. Raphael Knights of Columbus
Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus
Patrick J. Schuette, P.A.,
Schuette Law of North Raleigh Logo

Center Cut Chop, $100:
Fr. James Keenan Knights of Columbus
J. Betski's, Cuisine of Central & Eastern Europe
St. Catherine of Siena Knights of Columbus
Tastefully Simple Consultant Debbie Lucia

Tastefully Simple LogoJ. Betski's Cuisine of Central and Eastern Europe

We need your help now more than ever!

As a result of continued economic pressures in our area and reduced government funding, CPO is struggling to serve an average of 10,500 people per month. Due to a budget gap and the high client numbers, it is a challenge to meet the needs of our clients.

A tax-deductible donation of $25 feeds a family for one week.

CPO does more than just give out food.  The food pantry gives hope to its clients by treating them with dignity and respect along with showing that volunteers come together with one purpose - to help them.  CPO also provides a food stamp outreach program, and a resource list of other assistance throughout the community.  It is a model throughout the state of how to serve the less fortunate in our communities.

Recent local hunger statistics*:

- 25% of NC children under 5 go to bed hungry

- 2,200+ children are registered in Wake County public schools as homeless

- 170,200 people in NC receive emergency food assistance every week

- 80% of NC households with children who receive food assistance do not know where their next meal is coming from

* Sources:,, and

Supporting Organizations

Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC USDA TEFAP Diocese of Raleigh
Food Shuttle Logo United Way Logo

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