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.

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.

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

Fighting Hunger

The problem of hunger is real! About 12 percent of Orange County residents face food insecurity. One-fourth of Orange County children live in poor or low-income households. Sadly, with rising costs, more and more families are struggling to ensure there is food on the table each day. Last year, PORCH provided 350,000+ pounds of fresh food directly to 500+ families and 8,668 bags of non-perishable food to pantries and families in Chapel Hill-Carrboro.

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2,100
individuals served each month
85%
of families report that PORCH food allows them to provide healthier meals
2,500
non-perishable bags of food delivered to local food pantries in 2021
69%
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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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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