Setting out
to fight hunger

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PORCH Hillsborough is a dynamic community of volunteers committed to fighting hunger in northern Orange County, North Carolina. Our simple, sustainable programs provide non-perishable and fresh food to children and families who need it through food drives to support the local pantry, produce deliveries to at-risk families, food distributions in underserved communities, and the purchase of healthy snacks for hungry kids in our schools.

Please make a note of our new mailing address: PORCH Hillsborough, c/o Jonathan Mandeville, 606 Benton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278.


Give and you may Receive

Give to PORCH Hillsborough, and receive a limited-edition PORCH mug made by local potter Pam Groben, along with PORCH Blend Joe Van Gogh coffee beans . . .  There are only 20 of these gorgeous mugs left. You can also purchase the PORCH medium roast coffee for $20 on its own.  Click HERE to order!

Making our list and checking it twice!

This is our actual shopping list for the 400 families we’ll be helping over the holidays. For those of you who already give, thank you. You’ve helped make this massive mission possible. For those of you who are thinking about giving, please click on the green donate button and voila!  It’s that simple!

Food is the most important school supply!

Imagine sending your child or grandchild to school without the basic resources she needs to succeed. That’s the hard decision many Hillsborough families face as they strive to provide a good breakfast and nourishing snacks along with notebooks and binders.  Continue reading

Welcome Home to new Fairview Residents!

PORCH Hillsborough was proud to provide gifts to new homeowners at the Orange County Habitat for Humanity dedication on Odie Street in the Fairview Community.  Eight families will be residing in the homes and we were honored to help welcome them to the neighborhood with bags of pantry staples and grocery gift cards.


Upcoming Events

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November Monthly PORCH Collection Week

DEC
11

December Monthly PORCH Collection Week

JAN
22

January Monthly PORCH Collection Week

Collection Weeks

2022 Collection Weeks

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Year to date in 2022, PORCH Hillsborough has donated 16,000 pounds of non-perishables, 27,000 pounds of fresh food, and $18,000 in grocery gift cards to members of our community. This totals over $62,000 in hunger relief to Hillsborough and northern Orange County, and we’re just getting started!

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PORCH Hillsborough Programs

Food for Pantries

Once a month we collect non-perishable food items from our network of PORCH neighborhoods and businesses to fill the shelves of our local food pantries.  We currently serve the Orange County Schools Central Pantry located at Orange Middle School and Orange Congregations in Mission (OCIM) food pantry in Hillsborough.

Food Distributions

In 2020 as the Covid pandemic hit, PORCH Hillsborough began working in partnership with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC to conduct monthly food distributions to local families in need.  PORCH Hillsborough uses your monetary gifts to supplement the Food Bank donations with fresh eggs, cheese, protien, and grocery gift cards.

PORCH Fresh & Food for Families

Our fresh food programs work to provide healthy, fresh produce to 180 families identified by school social workes as being at risk for hunger.  Our newest venture, PORCH Fresh, provides Farmer Food Share produce boxes while our Food for Families program works in partnership with Weaver Street Market to provide produce to local families.

Food for Schools

Our Food for Schools snack program works in collaboration with school social workers to provide hungry students with nutritious, brain-boosting snacks so they can concentrate on learning without feeling hungry.  This initiative serves the 13 Orange County public schools and the local Head Start program.