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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.


PORCH Hillsborough Awarded a Grant for Cold Food Storage

The American Heart Association and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) are pleased to announce 17 community health mini-grant awardees, totaling nearly $100,000.  Continue Reading

Fairview Community Assistance

“Fairview has had the opportunity to partner with PORCH Hillsborough during some very difficult times for everyone, especially those who have struggled with food security. PORCH stepped in to help coordinate monthly food distributions, giving Fairview a hand up and providing some breathing room for local families.
Thank you, PORCH, for all you do!”  
Judit Alvarado, Fairview Community Leader

Behind the Scenes: Volunteers Pack Fresh Food Each Month Inside Redeye Music Warehouse in Hillsborough

One Tuesday afternoon each month, a four-hour window of time offers a comprehensive view of the way many hands – and many partnerships – make light work for PORCH.  Continue Reading


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Since its founding in 2011, PORCH Hillsborough has provided over $650,000 in hunger relief to Hillsborough and northern Orange County.

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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.  

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.

Food for Families

Our Food for Families program works in partnership with Weaver Street Market to provide healthy, fresh produce to families identified by school social workers as being at risk of hunger.

Food for Schools

The Food for Schools program provides healthy snacks to hungry students in all 13 public schools in the Orange County School system and the Head Start Program.