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

  • Click here to become a neighborhood coordinator and receive a start up kit 
  • Recruit and email your 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 provide money for hunger relief programs

$1,000 – provides essential support for hunger relief programs

$500 – provides sustaining support to PORCH Raleigh

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

$100 – provides healthy foods to community pantries

$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 monthly to your neighborhood coordinator

Click here to find your neighborhood coordinator. Don’t see your neighborhood? Consider becoming a neighborhood coordinator!

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

Upcoming Collection Dates

Avent West/ Fairview Acres– 1st Thursday of the month

Baybridge/ Springdale– 1st Friday of the month

Bedford– 1st Wednesday of the month

Budleigh– 2nd Saturday of the month

Five Points– 1st Friday of the month

Longview– 3rd Thursday of the month

North Hills– COMING SOON!

Springdale Gardens–  Last Thursday of the month

Summerfield Northvariable, email PORCH Raleigh

Suncrest Villagevariable, email PORCH Raleigh

Sussex Acres– 1st Friday of the month

Trotters Ridge– 2nd Saturday of the month

University Park– 1st Monday of the month

Westwind– 1st Wednesday of the month

Wetherburnvariable, email PORCH Raleigh