Get Involved


Find out how you can volunteer with PORCH Hillsborough by participating in a monthly neighborhood food drive, or through one of our other programs that serve Hillsborough and the northern Orange County community.

Neighborhood Coordinator

Once a month, neighborhood coordinators remind their community of the monthly PORCH pick-up date, collect donations from their neighbors’ porches, and deliver it to the OCIM food pantry. This volunteer role requires a time commitment of only a couple of hours per month but provides a considerable service to the OCIM food pantry. 

To become a Neighborhood Coordinator, email Nancy Grebenkemper.

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Food Distribution Volunteer

PORCH sponsors and/or manages three public food distributions per month, generally on the third Thursday and fourth Friday mornings. Volunteers help sort food, pack it into boxes, and load it into cars. All work is done outside (rain or shine), and all volunteers wear masks. Helpers with a truck or trailer and Spanish language skills are especially needed.

Want to join us? Contact Sarah Zink.

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Food for Families Volunteer

Food for Families volunteers pack produce provided by the Weaver Street Market Round Up program one Tuesday per month at Redeye Worldwide (505 Eno Street, Hillsborough).  The date is predetermined every month, and packing takes place 12:30 – 2:00 pm (shift 1) and 1:30 – 4:00 pm (shift 2). 

Volunteers are also needed on the Wednesday following packing day to deliver the boxes to schools where the food is distributed.

For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sarah Zink.

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Food for Schools Volunteer

Help our Food for Schools team with fundraising to finance the program, and/or help with the purchase and delivery of snack food. We could use assistance with the following:

  • Contacting area businesses and organizations to ask for donations to sponsor schools.
  • Volunteers with large vehicles to assist delivering snacks to Cedar Ridge High School twice/year.

For more information, please email Anna Waters.

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OCIM Pantry Volunteer

If none of these opportunities fits your schedule, please consider contacting the Hillsborough food pantry at Orange Congregations in Missions for volunteer opportunities in the pantry or with their Meals on Wheels program.

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Upcoming Collection Weeks


September Monthly Food Drive


October Monthly Food Drive


November Monthly Food Drive

Ways to Donate

Mail a Check +

Please mail a check made out to PORCH Hillsborough to:

318 West Queen Street

HIllsborough, NC 27278

Donate Online +

With your monetary donation, PORCH Hillsborough purchases:

  • additional food for the OCIM food pantry
  • food & grocery cards for the Fairview & Timbers communities
  • grocery cards for our Food for Families program
  • grocery cards for families in need as identified by Orange County Schools social workers
  • grocery cards to local Head Start families

Click the green “Donate” button to make your online donation now!

Leave a Donation on your Porch +

Once a month, leave non-perishable donations on your porch.

Or, leave a check for your neighborhood coordinator made out to PORCH Hillsborough!