A nonprofit organization run solely by volunteers and passion with the direct purpose to end local hunger.
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.