Due to COVID-19, PORCH cancels all group activities in March

By Christine Cotton

As the situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to develop, we wanted to update you on our programs and services:

All of PORCH’s group activities in March, including our fresh food deliveries to families in our fresh food program are canceled.

Estamos cancelando todas las actividades grupales de PORCH en marzo, incluyendo nuestras entregas de alimentos frescos a las familias en nuestro programa de alimentos frescos.

We are canceling all of PORCH’s group activities in March. This means our neighborhood food drives, food sort and pantry deliveries staged from St Thomas More, produce packing at Extraordinary Ventures and Redeye, and fresh food deliveries at Carrboro and Morris Grove Elementary Schools and Homestead Aquatic Center. As agonizing as this decision was to cancel activities, it is our way of being a part of the social distancing solution to COVID-19.

We appreciate your continued support through cash donations. We will be mailing a $50 Food Lion gift card to each of the 463 families we serve through our Food for Families program. If you would like to support this effort (in lieu of our fresh food deliveries), please make an online donation here. Or, mail a check payable to PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro to:

PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro
PO Box 16363
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-6363

While PORCH is actively serving families with children in our community, these pantries can use your help providing for others.  If you are out grocery shopping, pick up an extra bag and deliver directly to:

Rogers Road Community Center
101 Edgar Street, Chapel Hill
Accepting donations M – F from 10 am – 3 pm and Sat from 10 am – 5 pm

Orange Congregations In Mission (OCIM)
300 Millstone Drive, Hillsborough
Accepting donations M – F from 9:00 am — 4:30 pm. Any change in schedule will be noted on voicemail at (919) 732-6194, ext. 12.

Interfaith Council for Social Service (IFC)100 W. Rosemary Street, Chapel HillAccepting donations M — F from 9 am — 5 pm

We will keep in touch with any new developments and our plan of action for April. In the meantime, keep calm and carry on.

Together in service,

Christine, Debbie, and Susan