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Poverty & Hunger Facts

School age children learn better when they have a full stomach.
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Helping Hickory's Hungry Is As Easy As Placing A Can Of Food On Your PORCH.
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Between 2000 and 2012 Catawba county saw a 485% increase (4,956 to 28,970) in Food Assistance recipients. 44.6% were 20 years of age or younger.


PORCH (People Offering Relief From Community Hunger) is a Catawba county non-profit food assistance program designed to help needy families with children in areas of greatest need, not presently being adequately served by existing organizations.

PORCH is an all-volunteer, grass-roots hunger relief organization whose mission is to collect and distribute food to assist families living in poverty in the Catawba county community.

Through the generosity of our neighbors, PORCH supports families from the Hickory Public School system.

This community-wide hunger relief effort has dozens of residents living in several neighborhoods scattered throughout Hickory, NC participating in PORCH's monthly food drives. Local churches, foundations, synagogues, schools, non-profits and businesses are also joining this growing coalition to fight hunger.

"If you can't feed 100 people, then feed just one."
- Mother Teresa

PORCH sort and pantry pick-up dates

PORCH pick-ups occur on the third Tuesday of each month except May. There is no pick-up in May.

Check with your coordinator for pick up dates in your neighborhood.

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