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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.
In 2021 alone, PORCH-Durham distributed over 125,000 pounds of food and $93,500 worth of grocery gift cards into the local Durham community.
School and Community Pantry Support
Our collections support dozens of pantries in Durham County, including several middle and high schools, local colleges, and a variety of community partners.
PORCH-Durham has over 50 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, this program supports families in crisis. Over $200,000 in grocery cards have been distributed through DPS and partner agencies.