People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill Carrboro Homes
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Well Fed, Well Read
To commemorate the Martin Luther King Day of Service PORCH and Book Harvest are partnering in a joint food and book drive on Monday, January 26th. For this Well Fed, Well Read event, PORCH donors leaving food on their porches for pick-up by neighborhood coordinators on January 26th can also leave up to one full bag of new or gently used children’s books (ages birth to 18).
Five-Minute Survey. This school year PORCH is partnering with a Capstone Team of graduate students at the UNC School of Public Health to create a survey to hear from volunteers about their roles assisting PORCH. No matter your level of support with PORCH – whether you’re a neighborhood coordinator, food sort volunteer, food donor, or volunteer once a month or even once a year – the Capstone Team wants to hear from you! Your input is very important in helping PORCH improve the quality of the experiences offered to volunteers and recipients. The information you share is anonymous and will be compiled with other volunteer responses to give PORCH leadership valuable input. CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE FIVE-MINUTE SURVEY.
To find out how you can get involved, contact us.
PORCH is an all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization whose mission is to collect and distribute food for families going hungry in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro community. Through monthly neighborhood food drives, PORCH stocks the shelves of eight local food pantries with canned goods. Its Food for Families program delivers fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, ground beef and eggs directly into the hands of over 250 local families in need.
PORCH's Next Sort Dates:
The local food pantries that PORCH serves request the following items:
Weaver Street Partnership
PORCH is thrilled to announce a Community Food Partnership with Weaver Street Market as a way of distributing more food, especially the healthier fresh foods, to low-income families in the community.
From Wednesday, February 18th – Tuesday, March 3rd, many of the most needed non-perishable foods for PORCH will be on sale at all three Weaver Street Markets (Carrboro, Hillsborough, and Southern Village). In addition, customers’ cash donations at check-out will go toward the purchase of fresh foods for PORCH, at sharply discounted prices.