Suggested food donations

PORCH Food Drives

Please avoid food in containers that can easily tear (e.g. no soft-tops) or break (e.g. no glass).

These non-perishable food items are most commonly requested by the distribution partners served by PORCH-Durham:

  • 1 lb. bags of rice
  • Bags of dried beans
  • Peanut butter and jelly in plastic containers
  • Canned fruit (labeled “no added sugar”)
  • Pasta sauce in plastic containers
  • Canned hearty soups and stews
  • Canned tuna and chicken
  • Kid-friendly snack foods (e.g. granola bars, fruit snacks, cheese/peanut butter crackers)

Please consider healthier options by looking for the labels below:

PORCH Donation Tax Receipt

Your food donations are deductible for income tax purposes to the extent allowable by law. You can download a tax receipt below. Please note that a separate receipt is required for each donation (by date, not by individual item donated), and monetary valuations are the responsibility of the donor.