From February through April, shoppers rounded up to support local hunger relief groups PORCH-Chapel Hill-Carrboro and PORCH-Hillsborough. Shoppers rounded up their purchase totals 152,400 times, yielding $66,120.17 for PORCH’s Food for Families programs!
Thanks to the Round Up donations, 184 families with PORCH-Chapel Hill-Carrboro and PORCH-Hillsborough will receive boxes of fresh produce once a month for 12 months. We use the donations to buy the produce at cost. Then a team of volunteers gathers at the Red Eye building, across the train tracks from our Food House in Hillsborough, on a Tuesday afternoon to sort the produce into boxes. If you’d like to join us, contact Debbie Horwitz of PORCH (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information and dates. It’s fun!
Many of the families who receive the food are refugees from Burma who are referred to the program by school social workers. The parents often work at low-paying jobs due to their language barrier. PORCH began serving this community after learning that they avoided the typical nonperishable foods available at food pantries, as they were used to eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
Access to healthy, fresh food is important to everyone in our community. Thanks for rounding up to support Food for Families.
Our current Round Up campaign benefits TABLE and the Orange County Schools.