Hunger is a Year-
Round Issue

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PORCH Decatur is a local non-profit organization under the umbrella of PORCH Communities; we are an all volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization. We collect food and cash donations through monthly neighborhood food drives, and distribute donations to feed hundreds of at-risk families in our community.

Barbara Hardin, Dot Moye and Hope Baker founded PORCH – Decatur in July 2020 as an ongoing response to community need. We are sponsored through Holy Trinity Parish and organized within the structure of the national PORCH organization, enabling us to get up and running quickly as the scope of hunger in our community was laid bare during the pandemic. 

The PORCH model uses a network of neighborhood coordinators (NCs) to solicit and collect donations from their neighbors. PORCH – Decatur currently has 25 NCs in 18 neighborhoods around Decatur and Greater Atlanta. On the second Sunday of each month from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, NCs and individual donors bring their collected donations to Holy Trinity Parish at 515 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA. Drop-off is contactless, with volunteers retrieving donations from NC’s vehicles. Volunteers are masked at all times. Holy Trinity limits the number of volunteers and keeps a roster for contact tracing.

About PORCH

Started in 2010 in Chapel Hill, NC, PORCH is an all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization that has collected and donated more than $2.1 million in hunger relief across all their communities.

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Get Involved

Volunteer

Help us receive and process donations on 2nd Sundays. If physical tasks are not for you, checking expirations dates is a job you can do while sitting, so please join us!

Drop-off and sorting take place at Holy Trinity Parish, 515 East Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA. Come to the double red doors on Sycamore Place.

To get involved complete our Volunteer Form

or email us at: Decatur@porchcommunities.org

Volunteer Form

Be a Neighborhood Coordinator!

Neighborhood coordinators recruit neighbors to donate food, then pick up the donations before each monthly food drive. The NCs bring their neighborhood’s donations to the drop-off held from 3-4:30 pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month except December.

Want to donate but don’t have a neighborhood coordinator? Individual Donors are welcome, too! Just drive up with your donations.

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Our Impact

In 2020, during our first 6 months of operation, PORCH-Decatur collected 964 bags of non-perishable food, valued at $19,280, and received cash donations totaling $1,320. 

Non-perishable food and cash donations support the work of Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM). The bulk of our food donations were sent directly to DEAM, as well as a donation at $778 at year end.

Supporting Neighborhoods

Contact us at Decatur@porchcommunities.org if you would like to contact your neighborhood coordinator or if you do not see your neighborhood listed.

 

  • Ansley Terrace
  • Artisane
  • Avondale Estates
  • Chelsea Heights
  • Glenn Square
  • Lamont/Vidal
  • Great Lakes
  • Hawthorne Park
  • Kensington Park

 

  • McClendon/Scottdale
  • Medlock
  • Medlock
  • Oakhurst
  • Town Square
  • Talley Street Lofts
  • Westchester
  • Winnona Park-East
  • Winnona Park-West

Upcoming Collection Dates

APR
11

April 2021 Most Needed Items (non-perishables only):

  • canned beef stew
  • canned baked beans
  • canned fruit (peaches, pineapple, applesauce)
  • jelly (grape or strawberry) try Dollar Tree
  • cartons of shelf stable milk (single serve or larger)
  • boxes of crackers
  • pasta sides packets, hamburger helper
  • cookies or other dessert items
  • small boxes of jello
  • mac n cheese single cups
  • laundry detergent – pods or powdered
  • toothpaste
  • shampoo (sample/hotel size are welcome)
  • deodorant
  • toilet paper


PLUS:
• aspirin/ibuprofen
• vitamins

MAY
9

Founded by Barbara Hardin, Dot Moye and Hope Baker, PORCH Decatur joins the growing network of PORCH affiliates.