PORCH Pinecrest is an all-volunteer 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.

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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 front porch (or garage) in your neighborhood.

Volunteer Neighborhood Coordinators organize the collections, and then transport the donated food by car to one of our local food pantries.


Our Programs

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 PORCH Pinecrest collect non-perishable items from local porches and then sort the items before delivering them to our community’s pantries. These pantries serve some of our most vulnerable neighbors, who are likely to also face challenges related to affordable housing, transportation and child care.

We serve the following food pantries:

Mau’s Angels

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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 Pinecrest partners with local businesses and individuals to sponsor a healthy snack program for children in public schools.  If you are interested in becoming a PORCH for Schools sponsor, reach out for more information.

PORCH for Schools Pantries:

Southridge Food Pantry

Supporting Neighborhoods

If you don’t see your neighborhood listed, email us or complete our volunteer form as we would love to add you to our list!

Most Needed Items for Donation

Our PORCH for Pantries program takes any and all shelf stable/non-perishable food donations but the most request and used by our distribution partners are below:

Apple Sauce      Crackers      Canned Beans   Canned Fish (Tuna and Salmon)      Granola Bars     Rice    Canned Meat (SPAM and Ham)      Pasta     Canned Vegetables     Canned Fruits

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Help us fight hunger one porch at a time

Sign up to be alerted when to donate food, or to volunteer to coordinate a monthly food drive in your neighborhood! With a commitment of just a few hours a month, you can help our neighbors who experience food insecurity.

Volunteer Roles:

– Donate Food

-Student Volunteer

-Collect bags on PORCH pick up days

-Neighborhood Coordinator in YOUR Pinecrest Neighborhood

-Student Ambassador/Neighborhood Coordinator

-General Volunteer/Support

 

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Make A Donation

Contact us and we will let you know if there is a coordinator in your neighborhood or the location of the closest drop-off spot.

See the donate button below to make a financial donation online. It’s simple and very helpful for our pantries. We’ll do the shopping for you.

Looking for an easy way to donate food?  Going to be away on your neighborhood’s collection day? Try ordering from our  Amazon registry! This is updated monthly with many items from our food pantries’ wish lists. Your donation will be shipped directly to PORCH Pinecrest.

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PORCH Pinecrest, FL is part of the PORCH Communities network.

About PORCH

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 40 communities in 10 states, has contributed more than $12 million dollars in hunger relief.

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