PORCH-Cary’s mission is to provide supplemental food to children and families facing hunger in Wake County. Established in 2022, PORCH-Cary works in partnership with a variety of Wake County nonprofit organizations and Wake County Public Schools to identify children and families most at risk of hunger. We provide shelf-stable foods from our monthly neighborhood food drives, fresh produce, and emergency grocery gift cards. PORCH-Cary programs are designed to deliver foods and funds directly to locations where families are already receiving services to help eliminate access barriers.
Started in 2010 in Chapel Hill, NC, PORCH is an all-volunteer,
grassroots hunger relief organization that has
collected and donated more than $2.1 million
in hunger relief across all their communities.
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How PORCH Works
PORCH is built around the very simple idea of a neighborhood food drive. Here’s how it works, in three easy steps:
Once a month, on a designated day, residents place a food donation of individual sized-portions on their front porch.
A volunteer neighborhood coordinator goes porch to porch and picks up the food donations.
The donated food is transported by car to a central location where it is sorted, packed and then delivered to Dorcas Ministries
The three-step process is easy and it’s also efficient. With the help of dedicated volunteers, all the food collected from the many neighborhood food drives moves from porch to pantries in just a few hours’ time. From there, it goes to individuals and families who struggle with food insecurity.
Become a Neighborhood Coordinator and help us offer this program to YOUR Cary neighborhood! We are seeking individuals with reliable transportation to collect pantry items and deliver them to our local sorting site once a month.
Do you prefer organizing? We are looking for volunteers to help us sort items once a month. To get involved complete our Volunteer Form
Make a Donation
Mail a check:
Mail to: PORCH-Cary at
104R NC Hwy 54 West
Carrboro, NC 27510
Monetary donations are still needed to continue this support!
Leave a Donation on Your Porch:
Find out if your neighborhood participates and donate non perishable foods.
Contact us at Cary@porchcommunities.org if you would like to contact your neighborhood coordinator or if you do not see your neighborhood listed,
Founded by Katrina Litsas and Renu Lal PORCH Cary joins the growing network of PORCH affiliates.