About PORCH Raleigh

PORCH Raleigh provides nourishment and resources for food insecure families in Wake County through monthly neighborhood food drives. We collect non-perishable food donations from the porches of Raleigh residents, distributing them to multiple hunger relief programs including BackPack Buddies, school food pantries, and community pantries. Not only the donations, but the consistency, makes this model successful.

Co-founder, Colleen Streetman was inspired by the success of PORCH model from Durham and Chapel Hill. In May of 2013, she began collecting in her neighborhood in Raleigh. Fighting food insecurity was made easy through monthly food drives collected from donor’s porches. The nonperishable donations provided weekend meals to children at risk of hunger, in partnership with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle BackPack Buddies program. 

Jana Saur, co-founder and Executive Director, became a neighborhood coordinator in March of 2014. Together they grew a grassroots network of volunteers and donors to feed hundreds of food insecure families in the community. PORCH Raleigh became a charitable non-profit in 2016 and is supported by a board of experienced volunteers. PORCH Raleigh is successful because of our large team of volunteers, countless donors and 10 hunger relief organizations and schools partnering to feed people here in our community.

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