Our Programs

All chapters participate in Porch for Pantries, doing monthly non-perishable food collections to stock the shelves of local pantries. As chapters grow, they expand their hunger-relief efforts with programs such as PORCH Fresh and PORCH for Schools. Each chapter’s size and scope varies.

PORCH for Pantries

Local pantries are a critical lifeline for families who struggle to put food on the table. Each month, Neighborhood Coordinators volunteering with a PORCH chapter collect non-perishable items from local porches and then sort the items before delivering them to their community’s pantries.


As a supplement to the non-perishable goods that are more widely available at pantries, PORCH’s Fresh program provides a monthly distribution of fresh food – including milk, eggs, chicken, vegetables, and fruits – to families identified as food insecure by school social workers.

PORCH for Schools

No child should struggle to focus in school because they are hungry, and teachers should not have to spend their own personal funds to buy snacks for their students. That’s why PORCH partners with local businesses and individuals to sponsor a healthy snack program for children in public schools and after-school programs.

PORCH Student Ambassadors Program

PORCH makes it easy for any student to fight hunger in their hometown or college community. With just a 6-month commitment, PORCH Student Ambassadors create an immediate impact on hunger relief and gain an experience that can inspire lifelong volunteerism. Learn more.

Food for Thought

Through written postcards to legislators, newsletters, social media, speaking engagements, fact sheets, media appearances, and more, our advocacy program shines a light on the issue of food insecurity and calls attention to the systemic change – the shifts in policies and practices – that we must strive to achieve as a matter of social justice.