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Poverty & Hunger Facts

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Helping Hickory’s Hungry Is As Easy As Placing A Can Of Food On Your PORCH.
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Number of Bags Donated

  • 2015
  • January - 4,283 cans, boxes, bags of food donated!

    February - 762 cans, boxes, bags of food donated!

    March - 5,163 cans, boxes, bags of food donated!
    SPECIAL THANKS TO: Emma Salyards & Lauren Hayes of Girl Scout Troup 10356 for their collection and donation of 752 items.

    April - 3,493 cans, boxes, bags of food donated!
    SPECIAL THANKS TO: HHS Beta Club and Hickory Day School for their collections.

    Mark your calendars for our upcoming PORCH pick-up days: May 21st.

  • 2014
  • January - 2,473 cans, boxes, bags of food donated!

    February - 3002 jars, bottles, cans, and boxes of food donated!

    March - 2,798 cans, boxes, bags of food donated!

    April - 2,529 cans, boxes, bags of food donated!

    June - 2,537 cans, boxes, bags of food donated!

    July - 2,777 cans, boxes, bags of food donated!

    September - 2,551 cans, boxes, bags of food donated!

    October - 2,973 cans, boxes, bags of food donated!

    November - 4,332 cans, boxes, bags of food donated!

    December - 4,851 cans, boxes, bags of food donated!

  • 2013
  • March - 2,505 cans, boxes,
    bags of food donated!

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

Upcoming PORCH 2015 sort and pantry pick-up dates

May 21st.


PORCH pick-ups occur on Tuesdays.

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

Please email us hkyporch.org if you would like a PORCH car magnet.

Car Magnet