About PORCH Hillsborough

PORCH Hillsborough is an all-volunteer hunger-relief organization founded in 2011 to fight hunger in northern Orange County.  Beginning with food drives in just 3 neighborhoods, our first Food for Pantries donation to the Orange Congregations in Mission (OCIM) food pantry weighed 240 pounds. Since then we have grown to over 30 neighborhoods and added the Meadowlands Business Community. PORCH Hillsborough now donates almost 4,000 pounds of non-perishables monthly!  

In 2016, PORCH Hillsborough started the Food for Schools program, providing nutritious snacks to each of the 13 Orange County Public Schools and the local Head Start Program for children in need.  In 2018, we launched the Food for Families program to deliver boxes of fresh produce every month to families identified by school social workers for being at risk of hunger. In 2020, as the Covid pandemic emerged, PORCH Hillsborough expanded our operations to include food distributions in partnership with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.  These distributions have served hundreds of Orange County families in need of food during this crisis.

Our Team

Nancy Grebenkemper PORCH Hillsborough Founder | Neighborhood Coordinator Organizer

Elizabeth Dicker Co-Director | Food for Families Coordinator

Linda Leikin Co-Director | PORCH Hillsborough             

Sarah Zink | Food Distribution Coordinator                       

Anna Waters | Food for Schools Coordinator               

Our Impact

Over the last 10 years, PORCH Hillsborough has donated 300,000 pounds of non-perishables to the OCIM pantry with a value of over $500,000.

In 2020, a year in which the need in our community increased dramatically, 

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PORCH by the Numbers

1500
individuals
560000
dollars
300000
pounds

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