Setting out to fight hunger

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Providing Food for Families, Pantries, and Schools

PORCH is a small, grassroots hunger relief organization with a big impact! Every month, our neighborhood coordinators collect food and cash donations, and then our volunteers sort and distribute bags of fresh and non-perishable food to local families, pantries and schools. Can you make a financial gift to help us serve more families in 2022? Learn more.

We are proud to be among 10 organizations to receive the GSK IMPACT Award for building a healthier Triangle region. Learn more.

In 2021, to meet the increased need for our services,  we provided a record amount of hunger relief – $823,874 in fresh food, non-perishable food, and grocery gift card support. That’s a 14% increase compared to 2020, when we nearly doubled our impact over the previous year! Read our 2021 Impact Report.

Fighting Hunger

The problem of hunger is real! Across Orange County, 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 5 children are struggling to have food on the table. Last year, PORCH provided 250,000 lbs of fresh food directly to 485 families and 6489 bags of nonperishable food to pantries and families in Chapel Hill-Carrboro.

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individuals served each month
of families report that PORCH food allows them to provide healthier meals
non-perishable bags of food delivered to local food pantries in 2021
of PORCH families say they sometimes, often, or always worry about having enough food
to feed their families

Sort Dates & Events

Check here for information about sort dates, special events, and community activities related to fighting hunger in Chapel Hill-Carrboro.

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Our Programs

Food for Families

Making Sure Families with Kids Have Fresh Food & Produce

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Food For Pantries

Collecting & Donating Non-perishables to Pantries

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Food for Schools

Providing Healthy Snacks so Kids Can Focus on Learning

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Food for Thought

Sharing the Facts and Advocating for Systemic Change

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Partner with PORCH

Donate, collaborate, or sponsor – it takes ALL of us to fight hunger!

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Since its founding in 2010, PORCH has provided $4.5 million in hunger relief to residents in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. In 2021, we provided a record amount of hunger relief – $823,874 in fresh food, non-perishable food, and grocery gift card support.

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