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 our local pantry.

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

Donate Food

Food donations Needed. Please contact us at  

We will let you know if there is a coordinator in your neighborhood or the closest physical drop-off location.

Become A Neighborhood Coordinator

Neighborhood coordinators Needed.  Please contact us at

As a neighborhood coordinator, you will coordinate the pick-up of donated food items from your neighbor’s porches and bring them to a designated donation center.  These donations will help support the needs of pantries and schools in Lee County. You will coordinate food collection in your neighborhood.  We need volunteers to help as neighborhood coordinators.  Get involved today!

Become A Delivery Driver

Delivery Drivers Needed.  Please contact us at

If you enjoy driving around your neighborhood, please consider volunteering as a delivery driver while helping others.

PORCH Sanford is seeking volunteers to pick up food items and deliver them to community food distribution centers and pantries once or twice a month.


If you know of a food pantry that could benefit from PORCH Sanford, please email


For more information about how to partner with PORCH Sanford, please send an email to

We are also seeking to sponsor special projects for Lee County schools.

Supporting Neighborhoods

We collect throughout the Sanford and Lee County area. Want to participate as a volunteer for your neighborhood? We would love to have you join us.  Do you see your neighborhood listed below?  If you don’t, we will be happy to add your neighborhood to the list!  Please, contact us at  For additional information on how to become a volunteer for your neighbor, see the “Get Involved” section.




Buffalo Lakes

Cameron Woods

Carolina Hills

Carolina Trace

Carthage Colonies

Colonial Acres

Laurel Valley

North Shore

Olde Jonesboro

Sunset Ridge

Saint Andrews



Founded by Nelson Salek. PORCH Sanford joins the growing network of PORCH affiliates.