PORCH Wilmington is an all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization. We collect food and cash donations through monthly neighborhood food drives and deliver the contributions to food pantries who provide emergency food to individuals and families in our area.

Our partner food pantries at this time include NourishNC.  The PORCH collection model simplifies the donation process as it brings the food drive to your neighborhood. We are currently holding food drives on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.


Started in 2010 in Chapel Hill, NC, PORCH is an all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization that has collected and donated more than $2.1 million in hunger relief across all their communities.

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How PORCH Works

PORCH is built around the simple idea of a neighborhood food drive. Here’s how it works:

Once a month, on collection day, drop off your food donations at the designated front porch (or garage) in your neighborhood.

Volunteer neighborhood coordinators host the collection sites, and then transport the donated food by car to one of our local food pantries.

Get Involved


Coordinate and/or host a monthly food drive in your neighborhood! Email neighbors and post on your neighborhood social media about the collection and items needed by the partner pantry. Then, take the donated items to your designated food pantry.

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Make A Donation

Make a tax-deductible donation to PORCH Communities or donate directly to one of our partner pantries: 

NourishNC   (https://nourishnc.org/donate)

Donate Food

Contact us and we will let you know if there is a coordinator in your neighborhood or where the closest drop-off location is that month.

To get involved, email us at: wilmington@porchcommunities.com

Supporting Neighborhoods

We collect in the following neighborhoods. If you don’t see your neighborhood listed, we would love to add you to our list! Email Wilmington@porchcommunities.org for more information.

Tidalwalk, A Seaside Community

Plantation Landing


Nourish NC

Donation Dates for 2021


June Donation Date


July Donation Date

Founded by Lynne Ashcraft. PORCH Wilmington joins the growing network of PORCH affiliates.