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20 January . 2022

PORCH – Briar Chapel is setting out to fight hunger

Looking for a way to give back to local families and fight to end hunger? PORCH – Briar Chapel is an all-volunteer, grassroots hunger relief organization that collects food and financial donations through monthly neighborhood food drives.

How can I donate to PORCH – Briar Chapel?

Once a month, on a designated day, residents can place their donations on their front porches to be picked up by a volunteer neighborhood coordinator.

Where does the donated food go?

Most donations go the CORA Food Pantry, which provides emergency food to individuals and families in Chatham County, NC. A portion of the donations are also taken to local schools.

How do I know what food items to donate?

PORCH – Briar Chapel is happy to accept shelf-stable food of any kind, and you can follow its Facebook page for monthly posts on what items are most needed each month.

Can I only donate canned goods?

PORCH – Briar Chapel has joined forces with The Produce Box for a powerful addition to its monthly drives, called Fresh Foods for Families. With this collaboration, residents can submit financial donations that will help purchase fresh foods like fruits and vegetables. PORCH – Briar Chapel is excited about this addition because fresh produce has been a long-time request from families in need.box of fresh produce

How does Fresh Foods for Families work?

Powered by your financial donations, each month, PORCH – Briar Chapel will purchase 20-24 family-sized boxes of seasonal, local produce to donate. The fresh food will be purchased from The Produce Box, a locally founded and operated organization that sources more than 5 million pounds of fresh produce from 100+ local farmers and artisans. 

Who will receive the donations?

Families with children who attend the Boys and Girls Club of Pittsboro will be the recipients. Boys and Girls Club offers a dependable way to distribute produce in a confidential setting.

How can I get involved with Fresh Foods for Families?  

Financial donations can be made to PORCH – Briar Chapel either online at briarchapel@porchcommunities.org or by check to PORCH – Briar Chapel. Checks can be left on your porch for pick-up if in a labelled bag. Follow PORCH – Briar Chapel on Facebook for the pick-up schedule!

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