Impact

PORCH has raised over $3.5 million for hunger relief in our community since 2010, supporting thousands of families struggling to put food on the table.

Hear it from our families

Food For Families means…

It means my kids get regular fresh fruits and vegetables they normally wouldn’t get.
It is very helpful for our family. It provides us with fresh fruits and veggies that we love and helps us stretch food out longer. It also provides extra snacks for my kids to take to school for daily snack. It also helps us to save money for us to use to pay bills, etc. Thanks!
Everything
It allows me to provide food for my family when I don’t have enough money or food to provide myself.
We wouldn’t make it through the month without it.
It means that we can eat more at home instead of going to the shelter to eat all the times.

Our Impact on Families

95%
of Food for Families clients responding to our 2018 survey report using all the fresh food provided each month.
85%
of families report that the PORCH Cooks recipes help them consume more of the food.
82%
(compared to 51% at baseline) felt more confident eating foods they had not had before.
94%
of clients report that PORCH fresh food allows them to provide healthier meals to their families.

In 2020, Food for Families assisted

1973
individuals
485
families
1220
children

Diversity

While we have a lot to learn, PORCH strives to live our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to working alongside and raising up the voices of people who are hungry and food insecure, building a staff, board, and volunteer base that represents the diversity in the communities we serve, and grounding our work in a foundation of social justice that will ultimately create systemic change.

Fresh & Nutritious Food

Healthy food has become too expensive or inaccessible for a growing number of families, leaving them with high-calorie and low-nutrition foods as the only options. Without fresh food, people are more likely to suffer from diabetes, obesity, cancer, and other chronic conditions, as well as from the stress and anxiety of not knowing how they will feed their families. The fresh food provided by PORCH gives them a small portion of what their families really need.

PORCH’s Impact in 2020

320,000
pounds of food donated
13
local food pantries served
$737,146
total value of food donated
485
Families served

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

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