Once again, PORCH is partnering with the Food for the Summer coalition to lend some helping hands with meal deliveries to community centers and camp sites serving at-risk kids. Launched by Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger last summer, the coalition includes the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, UNC, No Kid Hungry, and local businesses and hunger relief organizations. Learn more about the collaborative hunger relief effort in this recent Durham Herald Sun article. Sign up for a meal delivery here. Service leaning hours are available for high school students.
On Saturday, June 3rd, sixteen PORCH volunteers partnered with the Diaper Bank of North Carolina to distribute free diapers to military families in Fayetteville. Watch this video about the event. With little wiggle room in family budgets, the diapers free up resources for other basic items such as rent, food, utilities, child care, and transportation. PORCH looks forward to partnering with the Diaper Bank in coming months to get free diapers distributed to some of the 380 families participating in our Food for Families program.
Over 6,000 children could go hungry at some point this summer in Orange County, according to hunger relief agencies.
While many receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the school year — about 30 percent of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City students and roughly 44 percent of Orange County students — the programs break for summer, leaving families to pick up the cost.
In two weeks, Weaver Street staff, owners, and shoppers donated over $52,000 to PORCH’s Food for Families program! Thanks for the amazing support!
Chapel Hill, NC December 1, 2016 — PORCH, a local nonprofit hunger relief organization, successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign on November 11, 2016 by exceeding its goal to raise funds to support printing of its children’s book, Planting Hope. This whimsical story is about a bickering garden that looks past differences and focuses on the things that we all need in order to thrive. The book was written and illustrated by kids for kids, with guidance from writer Susie Wilde and illustrator Peg Gignoux. The collaboration mirrors how PORCH has planted a seed that has nourished an entire community and brought people together for a common purpose. The objective of the book project is to inspire others to take action and have a positive impact on their communities, and to encourage other communities to replicate the PORCH model.