Hyper-local Hunger Relief Efforts with PORCH

By Katy Barron

Amy Jones, Executive Director of PORCH-Durham, recently visited Trinity Park to meet with neighbors and to boost enthusiasm for our monthly food drives.  PORCH is a nonprofit that supports hunger programs, such as food pantries at Durham public schools.

In August, neighbors gathered to learn more about hunger in our community from PORCH-Durham.

Amy talked about how the pandemic (fewer donations) and inflation (rising prices) have taken a toll on the food system. More and more families are seeking supplemental food assistance. 

The PORCH model addresses the problem hyper-locally, with more than 50 Durham neighborhoods hosting monthly food drives. Nonperishable food is collected, then distributed that same day to schools and other local partners.

PORCH makes it easy to make regular, ongoing contributions. Just add a few extra items to your grocery list and drop it off on a neighbor’s porch. Every donation makes a difference.

Trinity Park has a long history of contributing to PORCH to help alleviate food insecurity in our community. Let’s keep it that way! If you’re interested in joining our neighborhood drive, please email Katy Barron, our neighborhood coordinator, at katysbarron@gmail.com, and she’ll add you to her list. Word-of-mouth is the best marketing for PORCH. We have lots of new neighbors, so please spread the word!

Advocacy, Community development, Neighborhood Events, Volunteering