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Established in 2011, PORCH-Durham’s mission is to provide supplemental food to children and families facing hunger in Durham County.
Our nonperishable food collections support a number of hunger programs, including pantries in Durham Public Schools and community pantries across our community.
Since Durham Public Schools closed campuses in mid-March 2020, PORCH-Durham has continued to collect non-perishables, serving hundreds of Durham children and families every week with emergency food. We have continued our grocery gift card program, purchasing and distributing over $200,000 in grocery gift cards to our partner organizations.
Monetary donations are still needed to continue this support. You may online donate here: or mail a check to PORCH-Durham at PO Box 3203 Durham, NC 27715.
Following us on Facebook and signing up for our newsletter (visit durham.porchcommunities.org) are the best two ways to keep up with the ongoing needs and updates.
Thank you so much for your support!
School and Community Pantries
Our collections support dozens of pantries in Durham County, including several middle and high schools, local colleges, and community partners.
PORCH-Durham has over 70 active neighborhoods that collectively donate between 4,000-5,000 pounds of shelf-stable foods each month. Food is sorted and distributed to dozens of schools and community partners in Durham County.
Emergency Grocery Cards
Launched in March 2020, thsi program supports families in crisis. Over $200,000 in grocery cards have been distributed through DPS and partner agencies.