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.

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

Orange Congregations In Mission – distributes emergency food assistance to low-income families living in the county

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


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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