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 88 TONS of food and supplies to:

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

  • Boiling Spring Lakes
  • Bolivia – New South Bridge
  • Calabash
    • Calabash Lakes
    • Cedar Tree
    • Crow Creek
    • Meadowlands
    • The Farm
  • Caswell Beach
    • The Arboretum
  • Holden Beach
  • Oak Island
    • 104 SE 43rd Street
    • 1104 Elizabeth Drive
    • 110 SW 21st Street
  • Ocean Isle Beach
    • Ocean Ridge
  • Shallotte
  • Sunset Beach
    • Sunset Beach Island
    • Oyster Bay
    • Sea Trail
    • Wyndfall
  • Southport
    • Hamilton Realty Group – 1427 N. Howe Street (drop-off side PORCH)
    • Cottage Point
    • Harbor Oaks
    • Olde Southport
    • Smithville Woods
    • South Harbor
    • The Hammocks
    • The Ridge Townhouses
    • The Landing
    • The Village at Southport
  • St. James
    • Cottage Lakes
    • Players Club
    • Pinecrest
    • Reserve
    • Waterway
    • Woodlands


PORCH Communities fights food insecurity by creating sustainable hunger relief programs at the local level. Started in 2010 in Chapel Hill, NC, PORCH has grown into a repeatable model of monthly neighborhood food drives and fresh produce distribution supplying food pantries, schools, and community programs across the country. PORCH’s volunteer network, now in 550 neighborhoods across 10 states, has contributed more than $12 million dollars in hunger relief.

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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, 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: 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

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Upcoming Collection Dates


2024 PORCH South Brunswick Collections:

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