This page will be regularly maintained to keep our donors and those seeking food assistance up to date on the latest regarding the COVID-19 crisis in the Durham community.
Emergency Food Support
PORCH-Durham is not a pantry and we do not have the capacity to support individuals. Our food and gift card programs support local organizations who serve children and families in need. For pantries and other resources for individuals please visit End Hunger Durham’s website for a frequently updated list.
Volunteer to Deliver Food!
PORCH-Durham and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle are working to provide foods to children across Durham County, through Durham Public Schools, DPS Learning Centers, EAT NC, mobile markets, and community food distributions and pantries.
We have two delivery sign ups: every other Friday Backpack Buddies are delivered to various DPS elementary schools. Click here for details and sign up: Volunteer for Backpack Buddies Deliveries
Every third Wednesday of the month pantry stock is delivered to DPS middle and high schools, as well as Durham Tech. Click here for details and to sign up.
Sign Up To Support Our Ongoing Food Collection!
Drop off food each Monday 9am-12pm! To eliminate the extra contact with the food we distribute, PORCH-Durham will not be holding our regular large collections. We are asking individuals and neighborhoods to donate directly to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Child Food Hub at 2436 S Miami Blvd, where we share some warehouse space. We will resume regular collections as soon as possible. Please visit our Sign-Up Here and register your Neighborhood (or individual!) to drop off. *No drop of Labor Day, Monday September 7).
Monetary donations are also requested! You may donate here or mail a check to PORCH-Durham at PO Box 3203 Durham, NC 27715. We are purchasing grocery gift cards for non-food agencies who serve children in need, allowing families to shop for themselves during this uncertain time. Current supported groups include Durham Children’s Initiative, LEAP, Parktown Food Hub, and the food pantry in McDouagld Terrace. To date we have supplied over $96,000 in grocery gift cards. Please help us continue this support by donating today.
- Community Volunteer Needs:
- Following us on Facebook and signing up for our newsletter are the best two ways to keep up with the ongoing needs and updates.
Thank you so much for your support! Please check back here for frequent updates.