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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. Sadly, in July of 2021, Dot died suddenly but peacefully at her home. PORCH-Decatur will carry her memory with us as we forge ahead on a mission to which she was firmly dedicated.

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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Volunteer

In July, 2021, PORCH-Decatur celebrated One Year of food drives to help our community! Come and be a part of this great organization. Help us collect, 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.

NEXT FOOD DRIVES:
August 8, 2021
September 12, 2021
October 10, 2021
November 14, 2021

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Our Impact

During our first year of operation, PORCH-Decatur collected 2245 bags of food and $1420 from our generous neighbors.

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.

Donations also support ministries for the food-insecure such as sack lunches.

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
  • Artisan
  • Avondale Estates
  • Chelsea Heights
  • Glenn Square
  • Lamont/Vidal
  • Great Lakes
  • Hawthorne Park
  • Kensington Parc

 

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

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