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:

The three-step process is easy, fast, and it’s also safe.


Become a Neighborhood Coordinator

Neighborhood Coordinators run monthly neighborhood food drives

Only 1-2 hours a month will feed hundreds of people in your community

  • Click here to become a neighborhood coordinator and receive a start up kit 
  • Recruit and email your neighborhood donors with your collection date 
  • Collect donations from the porches in your neighborhood.
  • Deliver to a designated location and record your donations
Become a Neighborhood Coordinator

Ways to Donate

Donate Online to feed people in need

$5,000 – stocks a school pantry for a school year

$500 – stocks a school pantry for a month

$400 – provides weekend meals to a child for a school year

$100 – feeds a family of 4 for a week

$50 – provides weekend meals to a child for a month

$25 – provides a grocery gift card to a family in need


Donate to PORCH Raleigh

Donate Food

Set out non-perishable food on your porch to be collected by a volunteer.

Click here to find participating neighborhoods. Don’t see yours? Bring PORCH to your neighborhood!

Best nonperishable foods to donate:

  • proteins and stews
  • breakfast items like cereal and oatmeal
  • packaged noodle meals
  • canned fruit and vegetables
  • healthy snacks like protein and granola bars, apple sauce
  • shelve stable juice and milk

Avoid foods high in sodium and sugar. Look for fruit in 100% juice, not syrup. Get individual serving sizes that are easy for children to fix themselves.

Participating Neighborhoods

Collection Dates