The Good Neighbor Ministry (GNM) is a hunger ministry that meets every Saturday morning for the purpose of building community relations and goodwill. Volunteers come together in the parking lot of the Alston-Massenburg Center at 398 N. Taylor Street, Wake Forest to serve area residents. The GNM was the dream made reality of a youth from WFBC who attended a mission trip to New York in the summer of 2005 who witnessed the difference the feeding bus ministry made on the streets of New York and quickly made the correlation to see what a difference such a ministry could make in the community back home. . If you have a couple of hours on a Saturday morning to offer food and a smile to others, this ministry is for you.
At the WFBC Community Connections Garden, our mission is to connect people to their neighbors, the land, and God by using sustainable agriculture to provide fresh, local food for the hungry. We welcome you to become a part of this great opportunity and mission in our community. https://www.wfbccommunitygarden.org/
The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle provides wholesome and healthy food for people are fact food insecurity. Along with building community relationships, IFS works with individuals and families to help teach how to prepare food. This ministry is active at WFBC at 4:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Volunteers are always needed to help with distribution. Recipients from the community are encouraged to take advantage of this service. No pre-registration is needed.
Also known as the “Food Trailer Ministry”, this mission provides hot meals for hungry families and individuals in the Olive Branch Baptist Church parking lot on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.
Volunteers meet twice weekly to handcraft beautiful and warm quilts that are used to support families discovered by our other ministries. No experience necessary to join. Contact Alice Leonard to join.
WFBC works with DHHS to identify about 25 families in our area of Wake County that need our assistance at Christmas time. Our Sunday Morning Bible Study classes and members select these families and purchase gifts for them based on their profile information. This ministry opens annually in mid-November and concludes mid-December.
Wake Forest Baptist partners with two local groups to meet needs in our community.
ChurchNet is a group of 13 churches in Rolesville, Wake Forest, and Youngsville which provide financial assistance to residents of those areas to help with needs such as utility bills, rent payments, etc. ChurchNet follows a screening process to determine who qualifies for assistance and how much they receive. The majority of benevolence offerings collected through WFBC goes to benefit ChurchNet. The organization is staffed by volunteers, several who are members of WFBC. https://churchnetfoundation.net/
The Koinonia Foundation is a nondenominational Christian organization dedicated to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ by serving those in need. They endeavor to provide financial support for organizations who address human needs that are not otherwise adequately funded. They also provide support to individuals whose needs are not fully met by other funding organizations. https://www.koinoniawf.org/