Get Involved

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 into backpacks, and then delivered to Western Wake Crisis Ministry, USO-NC and National Guard families.

The three-step process is easy and it’s also fast. With the help of dedicated volunteers, all the food collected from the many neighborhood food drives moves from porch to pantries and those in need in just a few hours’ time. From there, it goes to children struggling to get enough food to eat.


Food Sort Volunteer

 Separate the cans (soups, vegetables, beans, meats, etc.) so that PORCH can meet the specific requests of our recipients from month to month.

Our Partners

All of these businesses hold periodic food drives on behalf of PORCH-WesternWake. If your organization would like to participate monthly, quarterly or even annually please let us know!

Apex High School National Honors Society

Be Better Vending

Burger 21

Campbell University

DNA Group Inc.

Glass Plus Inc.

Green Hope High School

Moore and Van Allen

My Soccer Fitness

National Honors Society

Operation Eagle – United Drug Supply

Orange Theory Fitness


St. Mary Magdalene



National Guard Families – 25%
Interact – 10%
The USO-NC (at Raleigh-Durham Airport) – Variable
Western Wake Crisis Ministry – 65%

Ways to Help

Neighborhood Coordinator +

Pick up: During the collection week, coordinate food collection in your neighborhood, on your street or even your cul-de-sac. Whether you collect from 2, 20 or 200 houses – we need your help!

Mail a Check +

Please make checks payable to: PORCH-WesternWake 

Mail to:

308 Kelso Court

Cary, NC 


Donate Online +

See donate button below