The Daily Tar Heel profiles PORCH!
Debbie Horwitz, Susan Romaine and Christine Cotton are featured in the May/June issue of Chapel Hill Magazine.
Spectrum News interviewed our three founders to talk about PORCH and our PORCHfest community gathering.
Read more and see the interview at http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/in-depth-interview/2018/05/31/in-depth–porch-hosts-community-event-.html.
Thanks to CBS17/WNCN for covering our celebration for crossing $2 Million in hunger relief.
Watch the video and read more at http://www.cbs17.com/weather/3-degree-guarantee/chapel-hill-charity-passes-2-million-in-food-donations_20180313070645717/1036267141
A year and a half ago Susan Romaine had an idea.
In 2010, three friends — Christine Cotton, Debbie Horwitz and Susan Romaine — emailed a few neighbors inviting them to leave plantinghope_titlepagecanned food on their porches. They collected these cans and delivered them to a nearby hunger relief organization. This was the beginning of PORCH (People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill-Carrboro Homes).
Stefanie Mazva-Cohen at CulbrethA local nonprofit organization has partnered with 19 schools and one preschool to provide children with healthy snacks.PORCH, a hunger relief organization in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area, offers food such as fresh produce and dry goods to families in need once a month. Despite this effort, some students were still coming to school with no snacks.
Mai Mai Suisin had never eaten canned food until she arrived in the U.S. last year as a refugee from Burma by way of Malaysia.
“We’re always used to eating all kinds of vegetables…without vegetables we cannot survive,” Suisin said. “That’s really the main food in our life.”