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!
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.”