Supporting Local Pantries
In North Carolina, more than 1.24 million people are facing hunger – and 394,300 are children, according to Feeding America. Once a month, PORCH Food for Pantries’ volunteers collect, sort, and deliver non-perishable items to pantries in and around Chapel Hill-Carrboro.
In 2022, the program provided 2,150 bags of food, with an estimated value of $43,000, to 13 pantries.
Some of the Pantries We Serve:
Carolina Cupboard – stocks a pantry for UNC students who are facing food insecurity
Compass Center for Women and Families – offers emotional, nutritional, financial, and practical support to help survivors of abuse
Orange County Department of Social Services/Chapel Hill – strengthens the safety net and builds support for at-risk families and community members
Freedom House Recovery Center – offers treatment for children and adults with behavioral disorders or mental illness, and for those struggling with substance abuse
UNC Horizons Program – runs a substance use disorder treatment program for women who are pregnant, parenting, or have been touched by abuse and violence
Lutheran Services Carolinas – assists community members struggling with mental illness or facing financial challenges
Meals on Wheels Orange County – delivers meals to senior citizens and others who are homebound
Rogers Eubanks Neighborhood Association – houses a food pantry benefiting families in the Rogers Road community
Triangle Church – distributes food to church members and the broader community
UNC Internal Medicine – screens clinic patients to identify those who are struggling with food insecurity