October 2023: The Latest from PORCH
- We are proud to be a United Way of the Greater Triangle Community Impact Partner, and our team was thrilled to attend a partners’ reception. PORCH’s Lenore Jones-Peretto, Lucky Reumann Yofre, Robin Lin, and Laura Malinchock are pictured with Crystal Wilson, United Way’s chief outreach officer.
- We are looking for folks to lead a food drive over the coming weeks as we prepare for our upcoming food distributions. Food drives are so important to our monthly collections and help us fill our Food for Families bags with healthy non-perishable items. Get your employer, colleagues, friends, partner, faith community, neighbors, or friends’ businesses involved. No amount is too small! Our toolkit and editable flyer can get you started.
- These bilingual students from East Chapel Hill High School – Lara Pagani, Isabela Zinn, and Camila Rodriguez O’Donnell – came to help during a recent food distribution. Thank you for lending us your translating skills!
- We love to partner with Transplanting Traditions to provide culturally sensitive fresh food to our refugee program participants. Look at this gorgeous produce!
- In September, we provided food for 567 families (1,018 adults and 1,1319 children). Families received a produce box of fresh fruits and veggies, a bag of non-perishable groceries, a gallon of milk, 2 dozen eggs, and a grocery store gift card. We also had 300 packets of period products donated by the Diaper Bank. We are grateful to everyone who pitched in. It truly takes a small village to get a lot of work done in four days!
- Meet volunteer Ethan Elbogen! A senior at Chapel Hill High School, he is one of our Spanish translators. He says that his work with PORCH makes him feel like he’s creating a positive change in a world where many see negativity.
- We always love welcoming volunteers from Blue Cross Blue Shield!
- Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocates – led by Terrence Foushee – recently helped us by double bagging. We appreciate their assistance! Learn more about the program: chccs.org/brma