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Pro Humanitate Days Tri-Area Ministry Food Collection
April 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am – April 12, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
From April 2-12th, the Museum will be collecting food and monetary donations for Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry.
The Museum’s donation drive will run in combination with Wake Forest University’s Pro Humanitate Days (April 2-10), a week-long event encouraging WFU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to serve their community.
How to Participate
The Museum will have a donation box for food items and cash and check donations. (Checks can be made out to Tri-Area Ministry.) You can also mail checks to the Museum or Tri-Area Ministry, PO Box 1394, Wake Forest, NC 27588. If you mail checks to the Museum, be sure to note the check is for TAM.
If you would like to donate online with a credit or debit card, you can donate directly through Tri-Area Ministry’s website.
If you are unable to contribute financially to Tri-Area Ministry, consider volunteering to help with donation intake, bagging, and distribution. You can learn more by visiting Tri-Area Ministry’s Volunteer Page.
If you are experiencing food insecurity or need financial assistance, visit Tri-Area Ministry’s Resource Page for a list of social services available in Wake Forest.
Most Needed Items
- Peanut butter
- Jelly (no glass jars)
- Canned vegetables
- Canned meat (chicken, tuna)
- Canned fruit
- Breakfast cereal
- Dried beans
- Pasta sauce (no glass jars)
- Feminine hygiene products
- Baby wipes
- Baby food
Monetary donations are important, too! For every $2 donated, Tri-Area Ministry can purchase 10lbs of food at the Food Bank.
About Tri-Area Ministry (TAM) Food Pantry
Tri-Area Ministry (TAM) Food Pantry is a nonprofit, non-denomination, 100% volunteer-run organization with a mission to provide food to the food insecure in our community.
TAM is the largest Food Pantry in the Wake Forest, Youngsville, and Rolesville area serving 800 families each month. We serve approximately 2,800 people per month or 34,000 people each year. Each family who visits the Food Pantry receives a grocery bag containing different types of food, including dry goods such as cereal, rice, and beans, canned goods as well as fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, milk, eggs, butter, and frozen meat, as well as other items based upon availability.
Facts About Hunger in North Carolina
According to NC Assoc. of Feeding America Food Banks (ncfoodbanks.org)
- NC is in the TOP 10 for the highest percentage of HUNGRY citizens
- 1 in 4 children in NC are “food insecure” (hungry).
- The average Food Assistance (Food Stamps) provided is $4.40 per person per day – so family of 4 gets $123 a week and a single person gets $31/week.
- 81% of NC households receiving food stamps don’t know where or when their next meal is coming.
- 22% of NC citizens on food stamps have at least one family member who has served in the Military.
- 3 of 4 teachers in Wake County report that they have hungry children in their classroom at least weekly.
- 36% of NC food pantries have been forced to close at some point due to lack of food.
Learn More About Pro Humanitate Days
The Wake Forest University motto is Pro Humanitate (For Humanity). In the spirit of Pro Humanitate, each spring Wake Forest University encourages WFU students, faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, and friends to participate in service projects in their communities. You can find a list of all Pro Humanitate Day activities on the WFU website.
After making a donation to Tri-Area Ministry Food Pantry, or participating in any other Pro Humanitate Days activity, big or small, we encourage you to complete this form, so WFU can recognize your service!