PORCH-Durham’s mission is to provide supplemental food to children and families facing hunger in Durham County. Established in 2011, PORCH-Durham works in partnership with a variety of Durham County nonprofit organizations and Durham Public Schools to identify children and families most at risk of hunger. We provide shelf-stable foods from our monthly neighborhood food drives, fresh produce, and emergency grocery gift cards. PORCH-Durham programs are designed to deliver foods and funds directly to locations where families are already receiving services to help eliminate access barriers.
Board of Directors
Jen Meldrum | Chair & Co-Founder
Chenelle Mcinnis, MBA; UNC Fuqua School of Business | Secretary
Pat Scheper; Live Oak Bank | Treasurer
Grace L.P. Beason
Meghan Brown; Durham County Public Health Department
Vanessa Diaz; Durham Connects
Layla Martin, MA, MSW, LCSW; Durham Public Schools
Mandy Murphy; Girls on the Run International
Laura Meyers | Executive Director
In 2020 alone, PORCH-Durham collected over $100,000 of nonperishable foods and purchased and distributed over $158,000 in grocery gift cards.
Thank you to our incredible donors, with your help we have been able to help those who are struggling during these difficult times. Your compassion and generosity is incredible!
Contact us at Durham@porchcommunities.org if you would like to contact your neighborhood coordinator or if you do not see your neighborhood listed.