Get Involved

How PORCH Works

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

  1. Once a month, on a designated day, residents place non-perishable food donations 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, on the second or fourth Monday of each month, where it is sorted, packed, and then delivered to our local partners.

Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities :

Community Pantry Deliveries – 2nd & 4th Mondays +

Volunteers will be delivering nonperishable items to community pantry sites every 2nd and 4th Monday.

  • Pick-up from the Child Food Hub (2436 S. Miami Blvd) between 10:30-11am.
  • Drop-off locations vary across Durham.
  • Must have reliable transportation – prefer a large SUV
  • Shift can be completed in less than 1 hour

Click here for details and to sign up.

Become a Neighborhood Coordinator

Once per month collect donated food from your neighbor’s porches and bring it to the Child Food Hub. 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. The donations that PORCH-Durham collects are often distributed through Durham Public Schools, community pantries, and mobile markets – among other organizations. We need your help to deliver these donations to our Durham community!

Click here to get started

 

Ways to Donate

Mail a Check +

Please Mail to: PORCH-Durham at PO Box 3203 Durham, NC 27715. Monetary donations are incredibly appreciated!

Donate Online +

Monetary donations are needed to continue our support for the Durham community. You may donate online here. Thank you!

Leave a donation on your porch +

Find out if your neighborhood participates, or start a PORCH in your own neighborhood, and make monthly nonperishable food donations to PORCH-Durham.

Start here.

Upcoming Collection Dates

OCT
10

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. Coordinators, groups, and individuals are asked to sign up before dropping off. Please email durham@porchcommunities.org if you have questions!

OCT
24

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.  Coordinators, groups, and individuals are asked to sign up before dropping off. Please email durham@porchcommunities.org if you have questions!

NOV
14

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.  Coordinators, groups, and individuals are asked to sign up before dropping off. Please email durham@porchcommunities.org if you have questions!

NOV
28

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. Coordinators, groups, and individuals are asked to sign up before dropping off. Please email durham@porchcommunities.org if you have questions!

DEC
12

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. Coordinators, groups, and individuals are asked to sign up before dropping off. Please email durham@porchcommunities.org if you have questions!