A nonprofit organization run solely by volunteers and passion with the direct purpose to end local hunger.
The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations so reach out and learn more about how you can help ensure every family has something to be thankful for.
It Takes A Community
1-NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATION Donations may be left on The Porch anytime at 99 McLoughlin St, Glen Cove. If drop-off is not possible, contact us to arrange a pick-up. 2-ADOPT-A-FAMILY Our hope in having families “adopted” is that they will be provided with a complete Holiday meal, along with some much needed & appreciated “extras” (breakfast foods, fresh produce, milk, eggs, just to name a few). When you “adopt” a family, we will coordinate a mutually convenient time, a few days before the holiday, for you to deliver the food to them. **PLEASE NOTE: you do not prepare the food for the meal, simply deliver the necessary groceries for your adopted family to do so. 3-HELP THE PORCH PANTRY WITH OUR HOLIDAY DELIVERIES The families who are not “adopted” (last year over 175 families) will receive a delivery of food from The Porch Pantry directly. We will need delivery drivers to pick up the bags we assemble & deliver them to local families on the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.. 4-Monetary donations via cash For more information or to sign-up, please call/text Kim @ 917.748.8389 or email us at email@example.com
What started on a front porch has quickly evolved into a massive community effort to ensure our most vulnerable neighbors have the food they need. Driven and executed by a small group of extraordinary people who inspired their community by leaping into action and leading by example.
According to the U.S.Hunger Relief Organization "Millions of children and families living in America face hunger and food insecurity every day.
According to the USDA's 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report, more than 37 million people in the United States struggle with hunger.In 2018, 14.3 million American households were food insecure with limited or uncertain access to enough food.Households with children are more likely to experience food insecurity. Currently, more than 11 million children live in food-insecure households.Every community in the country is home to families who struggle with food insecurity including rural and suburban communities households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs and need to rely on their local food banks and other hunger relief organizations for support".
With help of our local Kiwanis, The Food Foundation, and Electrolux we were able to secure valuable resources and take steps to make The Porch Pantry an official nonprofit and extend our effort to end hunger in our community.