January 2024





A Year of Meals Served, Community Gatherings, and Dedicated Volunteers

As we step into a new year filled with hope and possibility, we take a moment to reflect on the remarkable journey we shared in 2023. We invite you to join us in celebrating the collective efforts that helped Wake Forest Community Table's mission succeed.

Over the past year, our community rallied together with unwavering dedication, and the results are truly heartwarming. With immense gratitude, we're thrilled to announce that over 8,000 meals were served. These meals not only reached those who needed them, but helped us in our mission of fostering a sense of community.

Beyond the numbers, our community came together for successful gatherings that went beyond the table. These events were not just about sharing a meal but delving into the deeper conversations that shape our understanding of the systems in place – the systems that make Wake Forest Community Table's meals a necessity. It's in these moments of connection and dialogue that we find the power to enact meaningful change, and we're incredibly proud of the strides we made together.

As we embark on another year of service, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each volunteer, donor, and supporter who has played a crucial role in making Wake Forest Community Table a beacon of hope and compassion. Your commitment has been the driving force behind our success, and we're excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.

Served Since April 2020: 32,067

At Hope House in 2023: 4,310

OBBC in 2023 (service began on 3/1/23) : 3,925

Town of Wake Forest and Alston-Massenburg Center Staff

We're grateful to the Town and the Alston-Massenburg Center for hosting our Wednesday meals in January and February. Your support enhances our mission, bringing nourishment and connection to those who need it most. This setting will allow us to connect with our community even more as we can sit and eat with one another!

St Johns Joy of Christmas

A heartfelt thank you for the incredible Joy of Christmas donations from St Johns Episcopal Church. Your generosity, including diapers, feminine hygiene, laundry detergent, and more, is a beacon of compassion. Your support ensures that our community receives essential items, spreading joy and warmth during this festive season. Together, we make a meaningful difference.

Learn more about sponsoring an evening of meals!

Card Fundraiser Success

In the spirit of giving, your incredible support during our holiday card fundraiser has left us profoundly grateful. In just two weeks, your generosity has translated into 220 meals for those in our community! Together, we've created a ripple of kindness and nourishment that will resonate throughout our community.

The holiday season is a time for coming together, and your contributions have illuminated the true meaning of compassion. Each purchased card has not only provided a meal but has also extended that joy to those who will receive a meal for themselves and their families.

As this fundraiser comes to a close, we want to remind everyone that you can make a contribution to Wake Forest Community Table year round! One meal is just $6. These donations make an incredible impact on our organization and have helped our organization thrive!

Thank you,

-Cornerstone Church- for the third year of donating shelf stable pantry items at Thanksgiving. Your dedication to our program means so much to us!

-Wake Forest Women's Club for providing diapers as well as handmade hats and scarves.

-Tri Area Ministries for donating Bombas Socks.

-St Johns Episcopal Church for donating hundreds of diapers, hygiene products, household supplies, and more.

-Wake Forest Business Networking International for selecting us as their nonprofit focus for the first quarter of 2024. What a joy it was to meet these local business leaders!

Click HERE if your family, church, business or club would like to sponsor a meal. Your generosity keeps our program strong!

Each week our meals, produce and extras get to our community with the help of a dedicated team of drivers. Thank you:

  • Thomas Chema- Pizza Hut Harvest
  • Mynn Paige- Starbucks Harvest
  • Rose Hiebert- Forks Cafeteria
  • Lucinda Clifton- Forks Cafeteria
  • Gwen Jeffries- delivers to 14 residents
  • Glenda Grant, Amy Tortorici, Tori Bennett, and many more - Chick-Fil-A Harvest

If you would like to volunteer as a food mover see all the details and SIGN UP HERE.

Our Meal Sponsoring Partners This Quarter:

  • Hope House and Friendship Chapel Baptist Church (3rd Monday/mo)
  • Wake Forest Baptist Church (2nd and 4th Wed/mo)
  • Chick Fil A Leadership Club at Heritage High School (quarterly)
  • Forks Cafeteria (quarterly)
  • Hope Lutheran (fifth Wednesdays)
  • Romeo's Pizza (quarterly)
  • A Balance For MS Foundation (September)
  • Optimists of Wake Forest (August)
  • YOU! Thank you donors!

We are thankful for the continued support of Starbuck, Pizza Hut, and Chick Fil A for providing extra food each week to distribute with our meals!

We are thankful for the continued support of Communicopia for donating a year of PR services to help us share our message and mission with the community. Our website, newsletter and newly created flyers have been a labor of love for this awesome community minded small business!

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