Dear PORCH Community,
When trouble hits, we pull together. It’s one of the things you can count on in our community. We have gotten so many offers of help to mitigate the effects of Coronavirus crisis, we wanted to have a central location where you can find information on how best to contribute at this time:
PORCH is actively serving families with children in our community. Over 460 families enrolled in our Food for Families program are receiving $50 Food Lion gift cards this week. To support this effort, please make an online donation here. PORCH leaders and volunteers are also working directly with the local schools to help distribute free meals during the school closures. This week, PORCH volunteers are staffing five sites distributing grab-n-go lunches with snacks to hundreds of local families.
In addition, PORCH is providing hundreds of $25 Food Lion gift cards to each of the food pantries listed below, who are working on the front lines of hunger relief during the Coronavirus crisis. To contribute toward this effort, make an online donation here.
NONPERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS
While PORCH is serving families with children in our community, the following food pantries can use your help providing for others in need. If you are out grocery shopping, please consider picking up an extra bag of food and delivering it directly to:
113 Mayo Street, Hillsborough
Hours Open: 8 am to 5 pm
Interfaith Council for Social Service (IFC)
100 W. Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill
Hours Open: 9 am-5 pm
Note: Donors should ring the doorbell at the basement door, and someone will come down to get the food. You can also try to call when you are near IFC (919-929-6380, press 0). IFC staff or volunteers will do their best to meet you outside. Any type of canned meat is a priority need, but they will put it all to good use!
Orange Congregations In Mission (OCIM)
300 Millstone Drive, Hillsborough
Hours Open: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Note: Any change in schedule will be noted on voicemail at (919) 732-6194, ext. 12.
Rogers Road Community Center
101 Edgar Street, Chapel Hill
Hours Open: 10 am to 3 pm on Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday.
Southern Human Services Center
2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill
Hours Open: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thank you again for such an outpouring of support during this trying time. We will continue to keep you updated on PORCH’s efforts to support our hunger relief infrastructure and strengthen the safety net for neighbors who are most vulnerable during the Coronavirus crisis.
– The PORCH Team