Food For Pantries

PORCH collects donated food to help pantries stock their shelves with non-perishable items that people need!

Supporting Local Pantries

Before the pandemic, nearly 1 in 7 Americans were using food pantries, and estimates suggest that during the pandemic, as many as 4 out of 10 Americans are using food banks. Once a month, PORCH Food For Pantries’ volunteers collect, sort, and deliver non-perishable items to pantries in and around Chapel Hill-Carrboro. In 2020, the program provided 2,764 bags of food with an estimated value of $55,280 to 13 pantries.


Needing Food is Not a Personal Problem, It’s a Systemic One

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The Growing Need for Pantries

The need for food pantries has skyrocketed since the Covid-19 Pandemic began sending the U.S. economy into a tailspin, shutting down businesses, closing schools, and triggering the worst unemployment crisis since the Great Depression. With little or no income, an increasing number of families are relying on food banks to keep their children fed, resulting in more than 80% of food banks feeding more people than they were before the pandemic.

Other Programs

Food for Families

Making Sure Families with Kids Have Fresh Food & Produce

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Food for Schools

Providing Healthy Snacks so Kids Can Focus on Learning

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Food for Thought

Sharing the Facts and Advocating for Systemic Change

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“If you can’t feed a hundred,
then feed just one.”

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