Setting out to fight hunger

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Providing Food for Families, Pantries, and Schools

PORCH is a small, grassroots hunger relief organization that makes a big impact! Every month, our Neighborhood Coordinators collect food and cash donations, and then our volunteers sort fresh and non-perishable food before distributing it to local families, pantries, and schools.

We have now distributed more than $6.5 million in hunger relief since our founding in 2010. We are proud to announce that we are a United Way of the Greater Triangle Community Impact Partner!

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Want to host a food drive? Click here to check out our food drive toolkit with tips for virtual food drives as well!

Fighting Hunger

The problem of hunger is real. About 10 percent of Orange County residents face food insecurity. Nearly 20% of Orange County children live in poor or low-income households. Last year, PORCH provided 415,000+ pounds of fresh food directly to 600+ families and 9,511 bags of non-perishable 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 per year
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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Donate Food

Find a PORCH neighborhood in Chapel Hill or Carrboro.

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Come and join PORCH’s community of volunteers!


Thank you for strengthening the safety net for our neighbors facing food insecurity! Together, we truly make a difference in our community.

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