Hunger Season is Year Round

What We DoGet Involved

Neighbors help neighbors. There’s a year-round hurricane of hunger in Brunswick County as 25.6% of children live in food insecure homes. To help ensure our community, school and care resources can meet demands, PORCH – South Brunswick coordinates monthly neighborhood food drives in 20+ neighborhoods. In just 4 months since our inception in December 2020, we’ve collected and distributed more than 7 TONS of food to: Matthew’s Ministry, Southport Elementary, Southport Boys and Girls Club, SOIICF Food Pantry in BSL, Brunswick Family Assistance, SBIC – The Lords Food Pantry, No Hungry Child, and Brunswick County Senior Resources, Inc pantries in Shallotte and Southport.

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
    • SE 43rd Street
    • SW 21st Street
    • Tranquil Harbor
    • Yaupon
    • West End
  • Shallotte
  • Sunset Beach
  • Supply
    • Summers Place
  • Southport
    • Hamilton Realty Group – 1427 N. Howe Street (drop-off side PORCH)
    • Cottage Point
    • Harbor Oaks
    • Olde Southport
    • Smithville Woods (next collection is May 2021)
    • 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

APR
12

PORCH South Brunswick Collection Week: April 12-15th

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