Hunger is a Year-
Round Issue

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PORCH Brunswick Forest is an all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization. We collect food and cash donations through monthly neighborhood food drives and deliver the contributions to food pantries who provide emergency food to individuals and families in our area.

We held our first food drive in January 2020 in the Shelmore neighborhood of Brunswick Forest in Leland, NC, and have grown since then. Our recipient organizations include Brunswick Family Assistance, Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., Hope Harbor Home, Manna Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Town Creek and Lincoln Elementary Schools, and the Brunswick Community College pantry.

The PORCH collection model simplifies the donation process as it brings the food drive to your neighborhood. We are currently holding food drives on the 4th Friday of the month (except in November and December when it is the 3rd Friday).

A HUGE THANK YOU

We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to you and your neighbors for the overwhelming response to our first and only Pop-Up Food drive for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard! Together, we collected almost 1,000 pounds of nonperishables, and $150 in donations to the pantry. This is nearly half of each monthly drive for January, February and March, and the call went out Wednesday for delivery  on Monday morning. That is truly a community!

A huge THANK YOU to coordinators and neighborhoods for Mother Hubbard Cupboard. We held our first and only Pop-Up Food drive for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard! Together, we collected almost 1,000 pounds of nonperishables, and $150 in donations to the pantry. This is nearly half of each monthly drive and the call went out Wednesday for delivery on Monday morning. That is truly a community!

A huge THANK YOU to coordinators and neighborhoods for Mother Hubbard Cupboard. We held our first and only Pop-Up food drive for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard! Together, we collected almost 1,000 pounds of nonperishables, and $150 in donations to the pantry. This is nearly half of each monthly drive and the call went out Wednesday for delivery on Monday morning. That is truly a community!

The volunteers who were packing family boxes were so excited, they said we were like Santa Claus. Marie Cooke, our volunteer coordinator from Mother Hubbard’s said she has never seen the pantry so empty. Our donations went right from the door to the boxes and bags being prepared for Wednesday’s distribution. We are really blessed to have such kind and generous neighbors, who responded so quickly to our request for help. Thank you!

Next Collection is August 25, 2023. Thank you for your participation!

Upcoming Collection Dates

SEP
22

September Collection Date

OCT
27

October Collection Date

NOV
17

November Collection Date

The Lakes at Brunswick Forest

This month, we highlight “The Lakes”

Noreen Dalton, Susan Amorusi, and Maria Dowd – Coordinators

Susan and Noreen were approached in 2020 to see if they were interested in participation to this wonderful endeavor. They agreed and started collections January of 2021. This year started with a new neighbor, Maria Dowd, and they are very fortunate to have her on board.

At First, we just went door to door with a flyer about PORCH and inquired about interest. We put together a monthly newsletter and only included those neighbors that expressed interest in donation. At that time, our neighborhood was relatively small so amount collected reflected that. Right now, The Lakes is almost completely finished. We currently are informing any new neighbors about this organization and they need to respond with interest in donation. We add them to our monthly newsletter.

We provide food to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.

We really have a fantastic community here and neighbors who like to get involved in projects. I think being a new community has helped with our success as getting involved is a great way to get to know your neighbors. We always inform those that donation is not mandatory to do each month – people are so involved in other things and some friends volunteer with other great organizations. We never want this to feel like a commitment.

One fun project one of our neighbors initiated was a “football pool” for the Superbowl. Half of the winnings went to PORCH- total of $270.00


Fern’s Grove First PORCH Brunswick Forest Collection delivered to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard on Friday, March 24th.

Brunswick Forest

23 Porches in 17 Neighborhoods

Evangeline 

Park Landing I

Park Landing II

Park Landing III

Meadow Park

Jefferson Landing

Parkview I

Parkview II

Villamar

Ashwood

Walden

Shelmore

The Lakes

Cypress Pointe

Cape Fear National

Tennyson Villiage I

Tennyson Village I

Parkway Crossing

Park West

Egret Cove

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Our Impact

In 2021, we collected almost 28 tons of food and over $27,000 in cash donations. One small donation at a time, together we can make a big difference in feeding the hungry in our communities.    

How Porch Works

PORCH is built around the very simple idea of a neighborhood food drive. Here’s how it works:

  • Once a month, on collection day, drop off your food donations at the designated front porch (or garage) in your neighborhood.
  • Volunteer neighborhood coordinators host the collection sites, and then transport the donated food by car to one of our local food pantries.

 

Volunteer

Be a neighborhood coordinator – Coordinate and/or host a monthly food drive at your house. Email neighbors and post on your neighborhood social media about the collection and items needed by the partner pantry. Then, take the donated items to your designated food pantry.

Donate food – Contact us and we will let you know if there is a coordinator in your neighborhood or where the closest drop-off location is that month.

To get involved,  please use the button below to fill out our get involved form!

If you have any questions, please email us at: northbrunswick@porchcommunities.org

Get Involved Form

Make A Donation

Make a tax-deductible donation or donate directly to one of our partner pantries:

Brunswick Family Assistance

Brunswick Senior Resources Inc.

Hope Harbor Home

Manna Ministries

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

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