About PORCH Durham

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.

Our Team

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

Mandy Murphy; Girls on the Run International

Staff

Laura Meyers | Executive Director

Founders

Lesli Garrison

Chasie Harris

Jen Meldrum

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!

Participating Neighborhoods

See the button below if you would like to contact your neighborhood coordinator or contact us at Durham@porchcommunities.org if you do not see your neighborhood listed.

  • Duke Park
  • Carriage Hill
  • Orchard Lake
  • Dunbarton
  • Windsor Commons
  • Rustica Oaks
  • Old North Durham
  • White Oak
  • Winstead
  • Trinity Park
  • Heather Glen
  • Berini
  • Parkside
  • Placid Valley
  • Garrett Farms
  • Colvard Farms
  • American village
  • Chamberlynne
  • Hardscrabble
  • Greenside Court
  • Brightwood Trails
  • Innisfree
  • Huntington Ridge/Chelsea Meadows
  • Trenton
  • The Brannan
  • Hope Valleys Farm – Greenbriar
  • Cameron Woods
  • Meadows at Southpoint
  • Everwood
  • Woodcroft – South Highgate

  • Treyburn
  • Watts – Hillandale
  • The Valley
  • Trillium Forest
  • Tyndrum
  • Trotter Ridge
  • Marydell – Wynford Place
  • Marydell
  • The Commons
  • The Hills at Southpoint
  • New Hope Valley
  • Old West Durham
  • Penrith
  • Preston Woods
  • Rockwood
  • Solterra
  • Jordan at Southpoint
  • Lochn’ora
  • Hope Valley
  • Hope Valley Farms
  • Eagles Point
  • Fairfield
  • Forest Hills
  • Greymoss
  • Acorn Ridge Court
  • Beech Hill/Twisted Oak
  • Briar Creek – Regency
  • Brightleaf
  • Bent Creek / Woodbury Forest
  • Cambridge Road

PORCH by the Numbers

23
Partner Organizations
205
Thousand dollars of emergency grocery cards
70
Active Neighborhoods

Collection Dates

2021 Collection Dates

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