February 2024: The Latest from PORCH
- Students from Cardinal Gibbons High School were immensely helpful as we set up our food sort last month. Thank you!
- In addition to our much-needed food donations this month, PORCH will also collect gently used children’s books for the Public School Foundation‘s “Books over Break,” a summer literacy program whose goal is to prevent summer setback. PSF will distribute these books to families who may be unable to provide them for their students. Please set out your gently used books suitable for Pre-K to 8th grade reading levels with your regular PORCH food donation.
- Thank you, Wegmans! In addition to being a great partner for eggs, milk, produce, and groceries, they recently donated $5,000 and volunteered at our distribution. We’ll use these funds to purchase items for our Food for Families program.
- More than 125 Neighborhood Coordinators in Chapel Hill and Carrboro organize monthly food collections for a neighborhood or street. Among them are Beth Duncan and Liz Schaller of Kent Woodlands and the adjoining Cobble Ridge. Their partnership makes the role all the more rewarding and simple for both of them. “It’s great to have someone else to ask: ‘What do you think of this idea? What do you think of that idea?’” Beth says. “It’s sort of a social activity. It’s fun.” Learn more about these volunteers and the Neighborhood Coordinator role.