May, 2018

Here's where you can get plugged in and help us...
Our most important food drive to get ready for the summer months is rolling! Thanks to the many groups and churches working on our behalf.  If you're holding a food drive, please let us know and we'll help you publicize! (

The Raleigh Coin Club:  donate food or money at the 45th annual Raleigh Money Expo™ (June 8-10) and be eligible to win a one-ounce 0.999 fine silver coin - a 2018 US American Silver Eagle. Winners will be randomly selected from the donors for each day of the show, held at the State Fairgrounds . Click here for more info. 
Peak United Methodist Church in Apex will be collecting food on Sundays through the month of June. 
St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Apex collects for one weekend and this year it's on June 2-3.

Apex United Methodist Church, Olive Chapel Baptist Church, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Greater Christian Chapel Church, New Hill First Baptist Church, Cedar Rock Missionary Church, and Apex First Baptist Church will be collecting on Sundays, June 3rd and 10th.

Drop off food during regular business hours with Michelle Fish, Grow Local Realty, at 140 Raleigh St., Holly Springs.

Collected so far:  27,282 lbs. - Please make a final push in June to help us meet our goal of 75,000 lbs.

Thanks to those who have already held collections:   Ambassador Presbyterian Church, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial (Wes Moyer), Poplar Springs Christian Church, Apex Friendship High School, and Apex High School


What Leads Seniors to be Hungry? 
  • Living Alone - when there is no one to help get food or cook it
  • Age - Surprisingly, seniors between the age of 60-70 are most likely to experience food insecurity. Some reasons why may include low income when job security is at risk, government supports not yet in place, or they aren't yet old enough to be in assisted living. 
  • Race - African American seniors are more likely than white senior to experience food insecurity (50% compared to 16%) and Hispanic seniors are more likely to experience food insecurity than non-Hispanic seniors (40% compared to 17%).
  • Education - those with a high school diploma or less are much more likely to experience food insecurity than those with a college degree. This is most likely due to earlier income opportunities.
Home Delivery Program Targets This Group
Western Wake Crisis Ministry is working to address senior hunger with our Home Delivery Program.  To volunteer to help with Home Delivery - attend monthly orientation or contact Tammi Greco at

To see if you qualify for Home Delivery, call us at 919-362-0657.


DATE: Sunday, June 10, 2018
TIME:  12:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
PLACE: The Mayton Inn, 301 South Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511

  • Summer Pantry volunteers needed to work in the pantry on Monday - Thursday (We have a particular need this summer for support on Tuesday.) Please attend volunteer orientation on June 6th at 2:00 pm at Western Wake Crisis Ministry. 
  • Home Delivery: 2-3 hours per month, typically the second week (flexibility in delivery times but must be within the set week);  deliver groceries and food boxes to home bound clients in Apex, New Hill, Friendship and Fuquay Varina areas.  Must be able to drive own car and have insurance, may need to lift a cooler or boxes, ability to approach different home situations with respect, set clear personal boundaries, serve independently within agency policies and guidelines
  • Outreach Committee: This team of volunteers connects people and agencies in the community with WWCM so that we can ensure that we are reaching all those who need our support. Volunteers visit schools, social service agencies, churches, health and mental health care providers, sharing materials and information about our services to facilitate referrals and develop community partnerships.  
  • ApexSMART Summer Food and Reading Program for Children: WWCM is partnering with Apex UMC Family of Faith by offering fresh produce and groceries at their location weekly over the summer. Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays from June 12-Aug 14 to pick up food and deliver to the site, set up and support families in selecting groceries to take home, and packing up remaining food and bringing back to WWCM.
To volunteer, contact Tammi Greco, Pantry/Operations Manager at or 919-362-0657. 

Please support the Apex City Pig Fest on June 15-16! Western Wake Crisis Ministry is their Cornerstone Sponsored Charity. 

To volunteer for Peak City Pig Fest - go to their website here
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Western Wake Crisis Ministry  is teaming up with  Doherty's Irish Pub & Restaurant of Apex , and The Regulars for the "First Annual Summer Kick-Off Benefit to Help our Neighbors."  We have a FANTASTIC live music line up beginning at 3PM which includes these great acts:
-Plus an after party starting at 10PM with DJ  Tino R. Gray !

Check out the Facebook event page HEREThe Regulars is a group of musicians from a variety of bands in Raleigh, NC that perform to help those in need.

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