Volume 15, Number 49
Tri-Area Ministry, supported by churches in Wake Forest, Youngsville and Rolesville as well as many individuals, has been a reliable source for food for over 700 families for years, but the food pantry has mostly only been able to provide canned and dried foods although there are some donations of fresh produce.
Leslie DuBois, chairman of the board of directors, said they want to do more and provide more healthy foods to their families. They plan a dinner and auction – Stop Hunger Feed Hope – on Friday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Wake Forest Presbyterian Church on Capital Boulevard – and it is a community project.
The church is providing the facility free of charge. Main Street Grille is catering the meal at a discount, and area businesses have donated gift baskets, art, gift cards and more for the auction. Tickets are $20 per person, $35 for two people. To purchase the tickets, call the ministry at 919-556-7144 or send an email to DuBois at email@example.com.
DuBois and the other volunteers want to raise $20,000 to pay for fresh food for a year. The ministry is able to buy and store the fresh food because they have a large new refrigeration unit.