TRI-AREA MINISTRY Food Pantry is a non-profit, non-denominational , 100% volunteer run organization with a mission to provide food to eligible clients in the Wake Forest, Rolesville and Youngsville area.
Food is distributed to each client once a month. The Pantry is open for distribution on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM, and on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.
We also purchase food from the State run Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina at deeply discounted prices once per week.
In addition, we pick up fresh product from our Retail Partners: Lowes Foods, Food Lion, Aldi, Panera Bread and Starbucks.
Churches, individuals and community organizations provide the balance of our donations, both financial and food.
TAM is the largest Food Pantry in the Wake Forest, Youngsville, and Rolesville area serving 750 families each month.
Some MATH: approx. 2,800 people per month or 34,000 a year
Each family receives a grocery bag containing 10-15 assorted cans of fruit and vegetables and 5 other products referred to as “toppers”. In addition, the client receives meat, a breakfast item, a dessert item and an assortment of other items as available.
For example we served 122 families on Wednesday the 10th –1,500 cans, 610 boxed items, 500 assorted items, 122 packages of meat, 122 boxes of cereal & 122 bottles of juice for a total of almost 3,000 food items distributed in 3 and ½ hours!
In total we distribute approximately 350,000 lbs a year
We are a very efficient operation that is also proud of our sustainability efforts: we recycle plastic and cardboard and compost unusable food.