Get Involved

How PORCH Works

PORCH is built around the very simple idea of a neighborhood food drive. Here’s how it works, in three easy steps:

  1. Once a month, on a designated day, residents place a food donation of individual sized-portions on their front porch.
  2. A volunteer neighborhood coordinator goes porch to porch and picks up the food donations.
  3. The donated food is transported by car to a central location where it is sorted, packed, and then delivered to our partners.


Ways to help this summer:

Summer Feeding Meal Packing Session +

Pack summer meal bags for children and families in Durham county.

  • Every Wednesday from 9 AM – 10 AM starting 06/23-07/28
  • Volunteer Capacity: 6
  • Minimum Age Requirements: 8 and up

Click here for details and to sign up.

Summer Feeding Deliveries +

Deliver weekend meal bags to schools and camp sites every Thursday.

  • Every Thursday from 9 AM – 10:30 AM starting 06/24-07/29
  • Volunteer Capacity: 3
  • Minimum Age Requirements: 18 and up

Click here for details and to sign up. 

Become a Neighborhood Coordinator

One Monday per month collect donated food from your neighbors’ porches and bring it to the Child Food Hub. Donations serve various pantries and schools across Durham County. Pick up: During the collection week, coordinate food collection in your neighborhood, on your street or even your cul-de-sac. Whether you collect from 2, 20 or 200 houses – we need your help!

Click here to get started

Delivery Drivers Needed

PORCH-Durham and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle are working to provide foods to children across Durham County, through Durham Public Schools, DPS Learning Centers, EAT NC, mobile markets, and community food distributions and pantries.

See above for links to Summer Volunteer Opportunities.


Ways to Donate

Mail a Check +

Mail to: PORCH-Durham at PO Box 3203 Durham, NC 27715

Donate Online +

Monetary donations are still needed to continue this support. You may online donate here:

Leave a donation on your porch +

Find out if your neighborhood participates and donate nonperishable foods.

Upcoming Collection Dates


Direct Drop-offs Two Mondays Per Month

PORCH-Durham is currently holding collections two Mondays per month, and drop offs are made directly to our shared space with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle at 2436 S Miami Blvd. Further details, including upcoming dates and most needed items, can be found here. Coordinators, groups, and individuals are asked to sign up before dropping off. Please email if you have questions!