PORCH Views – July 2023

Welcome to another edition of PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s quarterly newsletter, helping you stay up to date on everything happening within our organization. 

Some of the most recent headlines:

We are seeking Food for Schools sponsors as we prepare for the 2023-2024 school year. Food for Schools provides supplemental food to kids in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools who are hungry and struggling to concentrate in the classroom. Through this program, PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro provides each school with more than $1,000 worth of snacks in a school year. Learn more on our website.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation are accepting donations of non-perishable food and like new school-age books through July 30. Drop off your donations at your school's main office or at Lincoln Center (750 S. Merritt Mill Rd.).

– We are currently seeking Neighborhood Coordinators in communities all around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. If your neighborhood doesn't have a Neighborhood Coordinator, would you or someone you know want to help fill this role? This is a great leadership opportunity for students! Prospective NCs can reach out to us at You can pass along the link to our Neighborhood Coordinator information page, which gets into the nuts and bolts of what NCs do; it includes this very handy video

This month's Food for Thought messaging urges elected officials to protect SNAP from further restrictions as they work to renew the farm bill. It's easy to write a postcard. Get all of the details on our website.

Read on for more exciting updates. And check our blog regularly to learn the latest developments. Thank you, as always, for being part of the PORCH community!


The PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro Team 
Pitch In to Help Us Provide More Food for Families This Summer

For many in our community, summer is filled with worry that they won't have enough food to feed their families.

Children are out of school and have less access to free and reduced breakfasts and lunches. To help ease their concerns, PORCH is increasing the fresh food and the grocery gift card amounts our families receive. 

Please help us meet these increased needs by making an additional donation or becoming a sustainer at a higher level. We will put your funds to immediate use. Every dollar matters – you can donate online

  • $15 will provide additional food and an increase in the gift cards for one family for one month this summer
  • $50 will provide additional food for one family for the whole summer
  • $100 will support a newly enrolled family for one month

Every month, with your support, PORCH provides more than 550 families, including more than 1,300 children, with a 35-pound box of fresh produce, eggs, milk, a grocery gift card, and a bag of non-perishable food. This summer, we expect additional families to apply, and we want to enroll them immediately. 

Your generous contributions to PORCH have made a huge difference in the lives of our families.

  • 79% of our families report income at or below the poverty level, and 76% are worried about getting enough food for the whole family
  • 97% of our families say that PORCH food allows them to provide healthier food to their whole family
  • On average, PORCH food feeds a family for 9 days each month, enabling them to use their money for other basic needs

Your donation, no matter the size, will help ease the summertime worries of our neighbors in need. Thank you for your compassion and support.

Go to our donate page to make your gift. Click on “recurring donation” if you wish to become a PORCH monthly sustainer. You can also mail a check payable to PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro to P.O. Box 16363, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-6363. 

Don’t forget to claim any matching funds from your employer. This can double your impact!
PO Box 16363
Chapel Hill, NC 27516