Did You Know?
- One in four children is hungry right here in our community.
- Over 5000 kids in our community are in desperate need.
PORCH Hillsborough is dedicated to relieving hunger in Hillsborough and Northern Orange County.
Food for Pantries
Once a month, we fill the shelves of the OCIM food pantry with non-perishable food items from our network of PORCH neighborhoods and businesses that participate in our monthly food drives. For more information about how our monthly food drives work, please click here.
Food for Schools
The Food for Schools program provides healthy snacks to students who are hungry during the school day or need supplemental food sent home over weekends and holidays. We provide food to all 13 public schools in the Orange County School system. Fruit cups, granola bars, macaroni and cheese, and other nutritious snacks help kids in need have energy throughout the school day and focus on their work.
This program is funded by local businesses and individuals who donate to our program. A $500 donation provides a year’s worth of healthy snacks for a school, and a $250 donation covers a semester. Smaller donations are also appreciated and are pooled together to sponsor a school.
The Food for Schools program takes the financial burden off of school staff, who often spend their own money to stock a school or classroom food pantry.
Here’s a list of our 2019/20 Food for Schools sponsors. Thank you for your support!
- 108 Churton Boutique
- Bailey Bee Supply
- Eno Friends Meeting
- Flower Patch
- Hillsborough Pharmacy and Nutrition
- Hillsborough Vet Clinic
- Margaret Lane Gallery
- Paws at the Corner
- Redeye Worldwide
- Elizabeth and Glenn Dicker
- Pam Groben
- Alice and George Horton
- Linda Leikin
- Chuck and Jane Vacchiano
- Anonymous Donor
Food for Families
Our newest program, Food for Families, launched in 2018. This program is in partnership with Weaver Street Market and provides healthy, fresh produce to families identified by school social workers as being at risk of hunger. Food for Families provides fresh foods (e.g. potatoes, green beans, apples, broccoli, zucchini, sweet potatoes, onions, peppers, and more) not provided by any other hunger relief organization. This program occurs on a monthly basis.
Click here to read more about Weaver Street Market’s Community Food Partnerships, and how they help organizations like PORCH raise awareness of local hunger and provide food to those in need.