Monthly Food Drives are CANCELLED during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will let you know when they will resume.
How the Food Drive Works
PORCH is built around the very simple idea of a neighborhood food drive. Here’s how it works, in three easy steps:
- Once a month, on a designated day, residents place a food donation (such as a can of soup or tuna) on their front porch.
- A volunteer neighborhood coordinator goes porch to porch and picks up the food donations.
- The donated food is transported by car to a central location where it is sorted, packed, and then delivered to local food pantries.
This three-step process is both simple and fast. With the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers, all the food collected from the many neighborhood food drives moves from porch to pantry in just a few hours’ time. From there, it goes quickly into the hands of local families struggling to get enough food to eat.
Here are the food items most commonly requested by the local pantries that PORCH serves:
- Low-sugar cereals
- Cans of tuna and chicken
- Cans of fruits and vegetables of all kinds
- Healthy snacks such as applesauce, raisins, peanuts, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, peanuts, etc.
- Pasta and pasta sauce
- Bags of rice and beans of all kinds
- Plastic containers of peanut butter and jelly
- Mac & cheese
Our next sort date is: Aug 17, 2020, 8:30 am - 11:30 am at Susan’s garage, 218 Lake Manor Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
See a full list of dates here.
See a full list of neighborhoods here.
Neighborhood Coordinator Information
Learn about how you can help as a Neighborhood Coordinator here!