Marietta West

PORCH Marietta West is an all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization. We collect food and cash donations through monthly neighborhood food drives and deliver the contributions to food pantries who provide emergency food to individuals and families in our area.

Get Involved

Donate food – Contact us and we will let you know if there is a coordinator in your neighborhood or where the closest drop-off location is that month.

Coordinate and/or host a monthly food drive in your neighborhood! Email neighbors and post on your neighborhood social media about the collection and items needed by the partner pantry. Then, take the donated items to your designated food pantry.

Collection dates: 

January 25, 2024

February 22, 2024

March 28, 2024

April 25, 2024

May 16, 2024

June 20, 2024

July 18, 2024

August 15, 2024

September 19, 2024

October 17, 2024

November 21, 2024

December 19, 2024

To get involved, email us!

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How PORCH Works

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

Once a month, on collection day, leave your food donations on your front porch or at the designated location in your neighborhood.

Volunteer neighborhood coordinators pick up the donations, and then transport the food by car to one of our local food pantries.


KSU Marietta Food Pantry

Microwave mac & cheese cups or pouches
Microwave ramen noodle cups or pouches
Microwave rice cups
Microwave pasta (Chef Boyardee)
Tuna cans, pouches or snack kits
Chicken cans, pouches or snack kits
Hearty soups
PB & J in plastic jars
Cereal cups

Lockheed Elementary Food Pantry

Hearty soups in pop-top cans
Microwaveable mac & cheese bowls or pouches
Peanut butter and jelly – plastic jars
Canned tuna & chicken
Individual fruit cups
Ramen cups or packages
Vienna sausages
Individual juice boxes
Individual shelf stable milk cartons
Individual cereal bowls
Individual microwaveable rice cups
1 pound bags of rice and beans (black or pinto)
Individual snack foods – granola bars, cereal bars, cheese crackers, pb crackers

Performance Learning Center

Microwave mac & cheese cups
Microwave ramen noodle cups
Tuna pouches (no cans)
Chicken pouches (no cans)
Snack foods- granola bars, cereal bars, cheese crackers, PB crackers
PB individual serving cups
Compleats microwave meals
Cereal cups

Supporting Neighborhoods

We collect in the following neighborhoods. If you don’t see your neighborhood listed, email us we would love to add you to our list!

Keeler Woods A

Keeler Woods B

Battlefield West

Forest Hills

Hardage Trace

Hardage Farms

Tanner Lake

Lee’s Crossing

Longleaf Battle Park

Cherokee Heights

Calvary Lake

North Square

South Whitlock B

Whitlock A


We would love to add your neighborhood to our team! Contact us at and we will let you know if there is a coordinator in your neighborhood or the location of the closest drop-off spot.

To make a tax-deductible financial donation, click here -> PORCH Communities.



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PORCH Communities fights food insecurity by creating sustainable hunger relief programs at the local level. Started in 2010 in Chapel Hill, NC, PORCH has grown into a repeatable model of monthly neighborhood food drives and fresh produce distribution supplying food pantries, schools, and community programs across the country. PORCH’s volunteer network of 550 neighborhoods in 10 states, has contributed more than $12.5 million dollars in hunger relief.

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