Food for Schools

Food to Help Students Focus on Learning

Hungry children perform worse in school, are sick more often, and have more social and behavioral problems. That’s why PORCH started the Food For Schools program – to get healthy snack foods into the hands of children who need them the most, so they can attend classes and focus on learning.

Through a collaboration with the schools’ social workers, and thanks to sponsorships from local businesses and benefactors, PORCH is able to provide snacks – like protein and granola bars, cheese crackers, and other non-perishables – so that students can keep both body and mind nourished, eliminating distraction due to hunger. The program has been implemented in all  Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, as well as the district-wide pre-K program, and two after-school programs.

The FFS program provided $23,497 in snacks to our schools in 2023.

If you are interested in becoming a Food for Schools sponsor, please reach out for more information.

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Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Food for Schools relies solely on the support of sponsors to provide healthy snacks. Please help us express our gratitude by supporting their businesses and organizations!

Alex Nickodem, Terra Nova Global Properties (* Read our feature story!)

alignmint – Peter Winkler

Allen Stahl and Kilbourne

Amy Guskiewicz, Realtor, Fonville Morisey ( * Read our feature story!)

Andrea Cash Creative

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Sunrise Rotary Club ( * Read our feature story!)

Donald and Mary McDonnell

Dr. Fred Lehmann, DDS

Elefante Financial Services (*Read our feature story!)

Ellis Family Dentistry

Erika Buchholtz, Erika & Co. For Your Home (* Read our feature story!)

Farmhouse Lawn and Landscape

Fitch Lumber

Fitness Together (* Read our feature story!)

FurnitureLab (* Read our feature story!)

Gallagher Management Services (* Read our feature story!)

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Kitchen & Bath Galleries (* Read our feature story!)

Lloyd Tire & Alignment

Meadowmont Dentistry

Pelion Benefits, Inc.

Rice’s Glass Company

Southern Village Pharmacy (* Read our feature story!)

Sparrow & Sons Plumbing

The Parlour at Manns Chapel

To the Woods (* Read our feature story!)

Tony Hall & Associates (* Read our feature story!)

Triangle Ophthalmology

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Collecting & Donating Non-perishables to Pantries

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Food for Thought

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