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PORCH Communities is a national, all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization.  We collect food and cash donations through monthly neighborhood food drives, and then distribute food to hundreds of at-risk families in our community.  There are individual PORCH Communities, all over the country.  It gives people the opportunity to make an immediate impact in their own communities. 

We’re excited to announce PORCH Indy as part of this incredible organization! Our chapter was started by founders Sara Weinberger, Marci Paraboschi and Dina Lissoos in response to the growing rate of food insecurity in our community. Our mission is to help all local food pantries. The first PORCH Indy food drive will support Popsie’s Food Pantry in Indianapolis and will take place on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

About PORCH

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:

  1. Once a month, on a designated day, residents place donations on their front porch.
  2. A volunteer neighborhood coordinator goes porch to porch and picks up the food donations.
  3. The donated food is transported by car to the designated pantry each month.

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.


Get Involved

Volunteer

Become a Neighborhood Coordinator and help us offer this program to YOUR Indy neighborhood! We are seeking individuals with reliable transportation to collect pantry items and deliver them to our local pantry.

 

Volunteer Form

Make A Donation

Food donations; can be monthly or as often as it works for you and your family. 

 

Monetary donations; donate by clicking on the button below!

Donate

Save the Date!

Our first food collection event will be October 5th, 2021!

Supporting Neighborhoods

Greater Indianapolis area, currently including the Fishers and Carmel communities and looking forward to growing beyond!


Partners

We are currently looking for local organizations to host food drives on behalf of PORCH Indy. If your organization would like to participate monthly, quarterly or even annually please let us know!


Founded by Dina Lissoos, Sara Weinberger and Marci Paraboschi. PORCH Indy joins the growing network of PORCH affiliates.