PORCH talks with WCHL’s Aaron Keck

Susan Romaine and Christine Cotton of PORCH – as well as two student leaders of high school PORCH Clubs, Sydney Runkle (CHHS) and Norman Xie (ECHHS) join Aaron to talk about PORCH, how you can get involved and the great things happening at our local high schools. 

Click here to listen!

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PORCH Chapel Hill is featured on WRAL

https://www.wral.com/from-porch-to-pantry-womens-charitable-idea-spreads-beyond-chapel-hill/18502694/h

When three moms in Chapel Hill decided to start a neighborhood food drive nine years ago, they had no idea it would become what it is today.

“It’s really an unexpected pleasure,” said Debbie Horowitz as she looks back at a room full of busy volunteers and piles of donated food.

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Building community while increasing access to local, fresh food

With so many nonprofits addressing hunger in our community, you may wonder how PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro fits into the picture. PORCH started right here at home in Chapel Hill in May of 2010, and has grown intentionally to fill unmet needs. Food for Families is PORCH’s largest program, unique in providing large quantities of fresh and local food to families who are mostly living below poverty level and do not typically access other hunger relief resources due to various barriers. 

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PORCH Fest


Sunday, June 2 4-8pm
Southern Village, Chapel Hill

Join us Sunday, June 2 on the Lawn at Southern Village for PORCHfest! The free community gathering will feature games for the whole family and a terrific bake sale. A number of Southern Village restaurants will be donating a portion of sales during the event to Porch including Town Hall Grill, La Vita Dolce, Pazzo and Rasa Malaysia. The Carolina Brewery will be on the Village Green selling beverages for the event.

The performance schedule for PORCHfest is:
4 pm Chapel Hill School of Rock
5 pm Skipsations
6 pm Craicdown

This year we are especially excited to announce the Golden Can Awards, to be awarded to exceptional PORCH volunteers at the event!

For more information on Southern Village, including directions and where to park, visit their website at www.southernvillage.com.

We hope you’ll enjoy a late spring evening with us!

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