Our Programs

PORCH’s core program is organizing volunteer neighborhood food drives that supply food to local food pantries. In addition, local PORCH communities have developed a range of other hunger-fighting programs. Each Community participates in the programs it feels it can manage successfully.

Food For Pantries

Food pantries are a critical lifeline for families who struggle to put food on the table. Each month, PORCH’s neighborhood coordinators collect, sort, and deliver food to local pantries.

Food for Families

With 20% of children experiencing food insecurity and 29% of children receiving free or reduced school lunches, too many children literally don’t know where their next meal will come from. As a supplement to the non perishable goods that are more widely available at pantries, PORCH’s Food For Families program provides a monthly distribution of a variety of fresh food, like milk, eggs, chicken, and produce to families identified as food insecure by school social workers.

Food for Schools

No child should miss classes or struggle in school because they are hungry! That’s why PORCH partners with local businesses and individuals to provide healthy snack foods to children in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, the district-wide pre-K program, and three local after-school programs.

Food for Thought

Through our newsletters, social media, speaking engagements, fact sheets and other media, Food For Thought activities shine a spotlight on the issue of food insecurity and increase public awareness about the prevalence of hunger and food insecurity.