On June 23 almost 70 members of our community attended our "Seen and Unseen" tour of the original Wake Forest University campus (SEBTS) led by staff from WFU. After the walking tour, we gathered for conversations to discuss the history at the heart of our Town. These quarterly gatherings along with our weekly meal and produce distribution are equally important parts of our mission, which is
to connect members of our community to the essential resources of food and personal care items and to each other through community gatherings. Gathering diverse members of our community for food, connection and education we seek to transform the systems that necessitate the services we provide.  
I am so grateful to our leadership team that works all year to plan and prepare for these quarterly gatherings. Rev. Donald Warren and Rev. Bill Slater have been invaluable members of our team since we started serving meals six summers ago and we will miss their wisdom and support at WFCT. Donald is now serving as a pastor in Greenville, NC and Bill is retiring! Thank you both for your love and guidance. I am excited about the new partnership that we have formed with Wake Forest University and with Sarah Soleim, the Manager of Community and Academic Learning at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. We are planning some outstanding programs for the upcoming year that will advance our mission, keep the history and stories of our community at the center of our work and create unique opportunities to learn and meet our neighbors. Please continue to engage in these programs and share our work with your neighbors!

Please stay tuned for details and mark your calendars for our next gathering on Thursday October 13 at 5:30. We will come together for a Community Harvest Dinner!