PORCH Views – October 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:

In September, because of your dedication, our volunteers packed 442 bags of non-perishable food for our Food for Families participants. Each of our 567 families (more than 2,330 of our neighbors, including more than 1,300 children) also took home two dozen eggs, a gallon of milk, a large box of fresh produce from Produce Box, and a grocery store gift card. Our participants who are refugees from Burma also received beautiful, locally grown traditional Asian vegetables, such as sweet potato greens, thanks to Transplanting Traditions Community Farm.

The Chapel Hill High football team recently volunteered with us, doing a lot of heavy lifting in extreme heat. We are so appreciative!

– 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 thanks North Carolina's leaders for passing Medicaid expansion. 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 in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

In 2023, our goal is to have 575 total families enrolled in our Food for Families program. 

The number of families in our programs is already at an all-time high of 567. 

We provide fresh and non-perishable food to more than 2,330 individuals each month (including more than 1,300 children). Our programs are made possible by caring community members like you. Since our founding in 2010, we have provided more than $6 million in hunger relief thanks to our dedicated army of volunteers, donors, and partners. 

For families facing food insecurity, help cannot wait. Can you make a financial contribution to help PORCH combat hunger in Chapel Hill and Carrboro? 

A $20 gift provides milk and eggs for two families; $35 provides a grocery gift card for one family; $50 provides a nine-day supply of fresh food for one family; $300 sponsors fresh food for a family for six months; and $600 sponsors fresh food for a family for a year.

Go to our donate page to make your gift online. 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. 

Whether you contribute $20 or $500, your support makes a huge difference.

Don’t forget to claim any matching funds from your employer. This can double your impact!
"[PORCH] gives me a healthy option. It allows us to eat better without spending more."

– a Food for Families participant
PO Box 16363
Chapel Hill, NC 27516