Wake Forest Area Hunger Ministry

We are a coalition of churches, civic organizations and service groups building a community-wide Hunger Ministry for North East Wake County and Youngsville. 


A major issue across our county, state, country as well as internationally is food insecurity.  We want to broaden participation in the area Hunger Ministry.  

If you are part of an organization that wants to find out more or join the coalition.  Contact George Shaw.

  • Local food programs – volunteer to sort and distribute food at Tri-Area Ministry (TAM), Hope House, Back Pack Buddies, St. Catherine’s of Siena, Richland Creek and other area organizations.  Have extra produce you’re your garden?  Donate it to local pantries!  Contact: g0b07shaw@gmail.com

  • Gleaning - harvest and bag sweet potatoes, corn and other crops on farms that donate produce for charity near Wake Forest during October for Yam Jam as well as all year around.  The Society of St. Andrew coordinates these events.  Contact: Dave Eaton @ dce47@yahoo.com

  • Raleigh Food Bank – sort anything from canned goods to frozen meet & veggies at the regional food bank.  Generally 2nd Thursday 1-3 pm & once a quarter 6-8 pm on Wednesday evening.  

          Contact: Dennis Beemer @ (630) 319-1155.

  • Community Gardens – volunteer at a growing number of gardens including Wake Forest Baptist Church Contact: Gene Cross @ gene.cross@icloud.com

           Northeast Community Coalition Contact: tilde.caudle@habitat.wake.org

  • Rise Against Hunger - an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.  Check back for more details on the next meal packing event!  For more general information, check out www.riseagainsthunger.org

  • Summer Nutrition Program – activities and food for kids in Northeast Wake Forest, June – August 2018.  Contact: joyshill@yahoo.com.

  • Crop Hunger Walk - walk 1.6 miles on Main St. in WF in late September while you raise money for hunger relief & water development overseas.  25% goes to Tri-Area Ministry.  No minimum age for people or dogs.  Contact: mhandersen@yahoo.com.