Setting Out to Fight Hunger

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PORCH Wake Forest is a local non-profit organization under the umbrella of PORCH Communities, an all-volunteer, grassroots hunger-relief organization. We collect food through monthly neighborhood food drives and distribute donations to feed food-insecure children in our community. Monthly Drives provide an ongoing and stable supply of food to pantries and program participants. Anyone can help by donating, collecting, sorting, distributing, or organizing volunteers in as little as a few hours a month.

Daniel Simon, Ariana Simon, Dylan Koliander, and Devin Koliander co-founded PORCH – Wake Forest in March 2021 as an ongoing response to community need. Our mission has always been to help kids in need and are now partnering with The Boys and Girls Club of Wake Forest, Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, and your local food pantry to accomplish this goal.


Get Involved

Become a Supporter

  1. Sign up to participate in our monthly food collections (It’s a one-time sign up to become a part of PORCH Wake  Forest and be added to our monthly pickup list).
  2. While doing your regular grocery shopping, pick up extra food that children can prepare themselves (we will provide a list of suggestions).
  3. On the last Thursday of each month, place the food items on your front porch (A monthly reminder will be sent in order for you to opt in or opt out for that month’s collection.).
  4. We will pick up your food donation and it will be delivered to The Boys and Girls Club or your local food pantry where it will be sorted, packed, and delivered to those in need.
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Our Menu

We collect the following items in prepackaged and non-glass containers:

  • Granola or Cereal bars
  • Salty Snacks
  • Peanut Butter crackers
  • Fruit cups or applesauce
  • Sweet Snacks

Back to School Items:

  • Ticonderoga Pencils – Mechanical Pencils
  • Colored Pencils – Crayons
  • Markers – Highlighter – Ultra Fine Expo
  • Printer Paper – Index Cards – Post It Notes
  • Scissors

School Supplies NOT NEEDED:

  • Lined Paper
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Binders

 

Become a Neighborhood Coordinator

A neighborhood coordinators role is to spread the word about the designated day for the monthly food drive in their street or neighborhood, pick up donations from porches and deliver the food to NEW Backpack Buddies.
If you like to volunteer as one of our neighborhood coordinators please use the sign up here button below and fill out the short form.

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Make a Cash Donation

To support our efforts and help us fund new neighborhoods, click the donate link above.

Donate to PORCH Wake Forest

Our Start

In March, 2021, we started our PORCH community to supply food to those in need. We work with the Boys and Girls Club of Wake Forest, Tri-Area Ministries, and your local food pantry.

Who We Help

Our mission has always been to reduce food insecurity in our community, especially with children. We deliver food to the Boys and Girls club of Wake Forest, Tri-Area Ministries, and your local food pantry.

With Thanks

Thank you to our incredible donors, your compassion and generosity is inspiring!

Supporting Neighborhoods

We currently collect donations in the following neighborhoods. If you don’t see your neighborhood listed or would like to get involved in one of the collections listed below, we would love to add you to our program! Email us, wakeforest@porchcommunities.org.

Collection Dates

AUG
25

August Collection

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SEP
29

September Collection

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OCT
27

October Collection

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