The mission of WFCT 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.





Meals Served:

Since April 2020: 25,243

At Hope House 2022: 3,591

At Hope House YTD: 596

Olive Branch 2022: 3,830

OBBC service begins again on 3/1/23

February Community Gathering:

Apartheid Now and Then, Apartheid Here and There

More than 80 community members gathered at Olive Branch Baptist Church on Saturday 2/18 to listen to the profound words of our keynote speaker Dean Xolani Dwalthi from Johannesburg, South Africa and share stories and insights with our incredible panelists Rev. Larry Wilder, Rev. Milton Williams, Rev. Mawethu Ncaca. Please take some time to watch the recording of this event:

Photos from 2/18

We Are Now a 501(C)3! What does this mean?

-This means we are transitioning from our fiscal sponsor and longstanding faithful ministry partner, St. John's Episcopal Church, to the direction of an independent Board of Directors. Our Board is composed of faithful longtime supporters of our program: Dr. Marion Holloway, Spencer Renfrow, Freda Hall, Bonnie Mwanda, Tenice Caudle and Joy Shillingsubrg. Our Board set short and long term goals for our first calendar year as a nonprofit that will advance our mission and ensure sustainable growth. Some of our goals are:

  • Engaging more community members to support our work through individual donations and corporate sponsorship.
  • Increasing the number of meals distribute each week
  • Engage more community members in our quarterly gatherings that bring diverse members of our community together to share stories and discuss the history, causes and systems that have created the needs we seek to address with our food program.

-Our Food Advisory Team and our Leadership Team for Community Gatherings will continue to work hand in hand with our Board, volunteers and community members to advance our mission- WFCT has been built by dedicated work and love of our teams and the generosity of our community.

-All donations can go directly to Wake Forest Community Table through our NEW WEBSITE or checks can be mailed directly to 1329 Colonial Club Rd Wake Forest NC 27587

Board members: Bonnie Mwanda, Dr. Marion Holloway, Joy Shillingsburg, Freda Hall (Not pictured- Spencer Renfrow and Tenice Caudle)

Leadership Team for Community Gatherings: Larry Wilder, Joy Shillingsburg, Roxanne Johnson, Marion Holloway, Enoch Holloway, Gwen Sneed,David Griffin, Sarah Soleim (Not pictured Sarah Phelps and Tenice Caudle)

Food Advisory Team: Kevin Meese, Ann VanCleave, Mynne Paige, Joy Shillingsburg, Amy Brown, Gwen Sneed, Wilma Dunston

We Are So Grateful For:

Our New Website!!!

Please visit our new website donated by Jennifer Ray at Redwood Productions Inc. Please check out website to find everything you need to know about meal distribution, volunteering, and supporting the work of WFCT!

Wake Forest Community Table Website

The Produce Box for raising over $4000 through its Feeding Families Program, which allows us to purchase boxes of fruit and vegetables each week.

To celebrate 25 years serving clients, Wake Forest's Communicopia is partnering with WFCT to design a PR and Marketing plan with us this year to share our story with our community, donors and all who wish to come to the Table.

Page 158 Bookstore's donation of dozens of books for all ages through its "New Kids on the Book" program!

We currently serve 82 meals on Monday nights and 90 meals on Wednesday nights. The cost of each nutritious and delicious meal is $6. Please consider sponsoring meals for our community. Contact Joy if you, your church, organization or company is interested in meal sponsorship.

Our Meal Sponsors 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)
  • BLWall Consulting
  • Wake Forest United Methodist Church
  • Wake Forest Christian Church

Our Drivers:

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

  • Thomas Chema-Pizza Hut Harvest
  • Mynn Paige- Starbucks Harvest
  • Sloane Walkup- Forks and Flavor District
  • Dave Eaton-Produce Box pick up
  • Ken Marsh- Produce Box pick up
  • Gwen Jeffries-delivers to 10 residents
  • Kevin Meese-delivers to Hope Village

If you would like to volunteer as a food mover, Contact Joy!