PORCH, an all-volunteer grassroots hunger relief organization, will hold a community celebration as they pass the $2 million mark in donations for hunger relief.
The celebration, which will be held on Feb. 12 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, will include a welcome from founder Susan Romaine and remarks from Carrboro Board of Aldermen member Damon Seils, Chapel Hill Town Council member Karen Stegman and PORCH volunteer Michael Smith.
Seils said he thinks that PORCH has grown into an important part of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro food distribution system.
“I was just talking to our mayor earlier today and she was telling me that she herself was one of the block captains for PORCH,” Seils said “Carrboro has been really great for PORCH — and PORCH has been really great for Carrboro.”
Susan Romaine, along with co-founders Debbie Horwitz and Christine Cotton, began the organization in 2010 with just one food drive in one neighborhood. Over the last eight years the organization has grown to assist more than 160 different neighborhoods and has implemented food relief programs in local schools.