Hunger Season is Year Round

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Neighbors helping neighbors. As 25.6% of children in Brunswick County, North Carolina, live in food insecure homes, a year-round hurricane of hunger, pummels our coast. To help ensure our community, school and care resources can meet demands, PORCH – South Brunswick coordinates monthly neighborhood food drives in 25+ neighborhoods across southern Brunswick County. As Brunswick County is a vast 1,050 square miles in size, if you live in the Leland area, and are interesting in participating or finding out more about your local PORCH, there’s a PORCH – North Brunswick, that also coordinates a monthly food drive.

Since December 2020, PORCH – South Brunswick has collected and distributed more than 20+ TONS of food to:

The PORCH collection model simplifies the donation process as it brings the food drive to your neighborhood. Participating Neighborhoods

  • Boiling Spring Lakes
  • Calabash
    • Cedar Tree
    • Meadowlands
  • Caswell Beach
    • The Arboretum
  • Holden Beach
  • Oak Island
    • 1802 West Yacht Drive
    • 104 SE 43rd Street
    • 219 NE 35th Street
    • 1104 Elizabeth Drive
    • 110 SW 21st Street
    • 115 SE 18th Street
  • Ocean Isle Beach
    • Ocean Ridge
  • Shallotte
  • Sunset Beach
  • Southport
    • Hamilton Realty Group – 1427 N. Howe Street (drop-off side PORCH)
    • Cottage Point
    • Harbor Oaks
    • Olde Southport
    • Smithville Woods (next collection in Sept)
    • The Hammocks
    • The Ridge Townhouses
    • The Landing
    • The Village at Southport
  • St. James
    • Cottage Lakes
    • Players Club
    • Pinecrest
    • Reserve
    • Waterway
    • Woodlands

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 $4.8 million in hunger relief across all their communities.

Learn More About PORCH Our Communities

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, during the second week, a volunteer neighborhood coordinators place a food donation box on their front porch.
  • The volunteer neighborhood coordinator weighs and sorts the collected food and takes it to a central sorting location.
  • The donated food is transported by car to a local food bank or food pantry

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

Get Involved

Be a Neighborhood Coordinator

PORCH Drop off house: Coordinate a monthly food drive in your neighborhood. Email neighbors, post on Facebook and/or Next Door to let everyone know collection details, put out the PORCH sign we’ll give you, a collection box and take the donated items to the central sorting site.

PORCH Pick up: Select a specific day during collection week where you pick-up donated items from neighbors’ porches. Whether you collect from 2, 20 or 200 houses – we need your help!

Volunteer Form

Donate Food

Donate unexpired, non-perishable food to our neighbors. Reach out to us: southbrunswick@porchcommunities.org or check our Facebook Page and we’ll let you know if there is a coordinator in your neighborhood or where the closest physical drop-off location is that month.

Become a Volunteer

Help us monthly with our food sorting and/or delivering donations to the our recipient organizations!

Volunteer Form

Make a Tax Deductible Donation

Donate Here (Please include “South Brunswick” in the NOTES Section)

Upcoming Collection Dates

OCT
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OCTOBER- PORCH South Brunswick Collection Week: October 10th-14th 2021

Founded by Mary Beth Livers and Kate Livers, PORCH South Brunswick joins the growing network of PORCH affiliates.