Hi! I’m Emily Kustka, the Founder and Executive Director of Front Porch Leaders. My path to creating this started in elementary school. I loved giving back and volunteering wherever I could; my favorite thing to do was serve lunch to the homeless in Downtown Raleigh with the Bread of Life Ministry. However, I found that my age was restricting me from taking on larger roles and I wasn’t able to make the impact I desired.
Determined to make a difference and inspired by the need I saw feeding the homeless, at only ten years old, I created, organized, and took charge of my first annual community food drive. Over the next 5 years, I collected over 6,000 pounds of food that provided approximately 5,000 meals, proving that you’re never too young to make difference.
Overcoming the age barrier was very rewarding and sharing that with others has become my passion. In 2016, I founded Front Porch Leaders to share that same opportunity with others. Now, it’s your turn to change the world.